Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler,
Kenya, Eastern Tanzania, Zanzibar
||Medium - Maximum
kirkii, Masters, 1871
This member of the
Passifloraceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1891. It is found in
Costal Kenya, Eastern Tanzania and Zanzibar, growing in well-drained soil with some
water and quiet some sun. The flowers are green, and beside from seeds,
it can be reproduced by cuttings, which might not form the caudex.
It will raise to three meters from a 30 centimetres 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 Thomas
Kirk, 1828-1898, an English-born botanist.