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Author:  Willem J.J. Oswald de Wilde, 1967
Origin:  Cambodia, China, India, W. Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,  Thailand, Vietnam
Soil:  Mix - Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  6 Metres
Flower:  Cream Colored
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Passiflora penangiana, George Don 1834.
Disemma penangiana
, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, 1856.
Modecca nicobarica
, Wilhelm Sulpiz Kurz, 1875
Adenia nicobarica
, George King, 1902.

This (monoecious or) dioecious member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Willem Jan Jacobus Oswald de Wilde in 1967. It is found in Cambodia, China, India, W. Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,  Thailand and Vietnam, growing in a well drained but rich soil with quite some water and little to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the vines up to six metres in height. The flowers are cream-coloured.

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 Malaysian island Penang, where it was discovered the first time.

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