August Theodor Harms, 1895
Terrace, Kenya, Somaliland, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda
This member of the Passifloraceae
family was described by Hermann August Theodor Harms in 1895. It is found in
Tanganyika Terrace, Kenya, Somaliland, Malawi, Tanzania and
Uganda, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun.
The flowers are crème coloured. The rootstock can grow to five and a
half centimetre in diameter, the plant can grow up to one and a half
meter in height.
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 Georg
Ludwig August Volkens,1855-1917, a German botanist.