Northern South Africa, Zimbabwe
First described by Joseph Burtt Davy in 1926, belonging to the Passifloraceae
family. It is found in Botswana, northern South Africa and Zimbabwe, and
the caudex can grow op to
250 centimetres in diameter, 0,5 meters in height. with 100
centimetres branches on. It preferring acid mixed soil, well watered in the summer and can dry out in winter.
The flower is crème in colour, typical passion. It can be reproduced both
by cuttings and by seeds. The cuttings might not form a caudex!
Dioecious, I don't know what I got. The sap is poison, and
the plant can't stand frost. The soil must be
acid, I don't know how much, but it does not seem that sensitive. Cuttings
are possible, but won't form caudex.
The name Adenia
is derived from aden, meaning gland, and pertains to the glands
found on leaves of most of the species.
The species name means 'thorny'.