Willem J.J.O. de Wilde, 1969
Kirichwa Ndogo Valley;
This member of the Passifloraceae family
was given this name by Willem Jan Jacobus Oswald de Wilde in 1969. It is found in
a small area in southern Kenya, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
some sun. The caudex is tuberous, the entire plant
to six metres in height.
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 from Latin - but
besides from being referring to the flower's joined chambers, I'm lost