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Adenia globosa

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Caudex on a plant made by a cutting.

The  rarely seen leaves.

Author:  Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1893
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania 
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  1-2,5 Meter
Height:  2-8 Meters
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Adenia pseudoglobosa Verdc.1964 = Adenia globosa subsp. pseudoglobosa  W.J. de Wilde, 1969.
Adenia globosa subsp. curvata, Wilde

This member of the Passifloraceae family was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1893. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some to lots of water, and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to one meter in diameter - some even say 2,5, the vines can grow from two up to eight meters. The flowers are greenish white, and cuttings will form a nice 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 means 'spherical'.

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