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Photo by Evelyn Durst in KEW Gardens.

I went to KEW and took a photo of the leaves.

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Author:  J.M.H.A. Perrier de la Bāthie, 1940
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie in 1940. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres, the vines up to two metres. The flowers are greenish 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 means 'beautiful'. 

- and another one of the caudex.