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Author: Martine Bardot-Vaucoulon, 1997
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Limestone Cracks
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  18 Centimetres
Height:  150-300 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Martine Bardot-Vaucoulon in 1997. It is found in northern Madagascar, growing in limestone cracks with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to eighteen centimetres or more in diameter and reach one and a half to three meters. 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 from 'Lapiaz'; karst limestone.

Photo by Martine Bardot-Vaucoulon.