August Theodor Harms, 1925
Ophiocaulon firingalavense, Drake ex Jum. 1903.
This member of the
Passifloraceae family was given this name by Hermann
August Theodor Harms in
1925. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The stem will grow from 28 to 50 centimetres in
diameter, two metres high, the vines to fifteen meters long. The flowers are greenish.
If it is sheltered from the
direct sun, the caudex remains nice green.
The former A. f. stylosa
is now Adenia
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 the area
it was found in; Firingalave.