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Author: Willem Jan J. Oswald de Wilde, 1970
Origin:  SW Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  14 Centimetres
Height:  2-3 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  By mistake: Adenia ecirrhosa.

This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Willem Jan Jacobus Oswald de Wilde in 1970. It is found in south-western Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to fourteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to two or even three centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

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 referring to the lack of tendrils.

The caudex of a young plant. Photo by ?