Abílio & Rosette Fernandes,
Medium - Maximum
This member of the
was given this name by Abílio and Rosette Mercedes Saraiva Batarda
Fernandes in 1958. It is found in Angola, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow from six to
ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are pale yellow.
The name Adenia is
derived from aden, meaning gland, and pertains to the glands found on
leaves of most of the species. The species is named after the area it
was found in; Huila, a bit inland in the south-eastern corner of Angola.