|Author: ||David John Hearn, 2007
||Ankarana Reserve, Madagascar
This member of the
Passifloraceae family was given this name by David John
Hearn in 2007. It is found
in the Ankarana Reserve, south-eastern Madagascar, growing in the
limestone gravel with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant eventually to 10 metres in
The name Adenia
is derived from aden, meaning gland, and pertains to the glands
found on leaves of most of the species.
species name metamorpha is suggestive of the radical
metamorphosis in leaf shape and plant habit. It start with a round
sub terrain caudex as a little bush, but develop a thin
cylindrical trunk with vines by age.