|Author: ||H. Perrier,
mistake: Adenia subsessifolia
This member of the
Passifloraceae family was given this name by Joseph Marie
Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie in 1940. It is found
in southern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 140 centimetres in
flowers are greenish yellow.
Only 200 plants have been found
in the wild uneven dividend in two populations - a number which probably will drop.
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 'leaf
without stalk' , referring to the sessile leaves.