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Dormant plant. Photo by PalmBob.

Peter Bally and a wild plant, north of Sinugif, Somalia.

Author: Bernard  Verdcourt, 1964
Origin:  Somalia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30-100 Centimetres
Height:  120-200 Centimetres
Flower:  Green - Crème
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Bernard Verdcourt in 1964. It is found in Somalia, growing in grit or another well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. It will eventually form a dense bush, up to 120-200 centimetres height, hiding the 30 to 100 centimetre 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 after Peter R. O. Bally, 1892-1984, an English botanist.