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Photo from Zelene Listy.

Drawing by Vicki Thomas,

 The flowers by Linda Loffler,

Author: Hans Schinz, 1892
Origin:  Mozambique, Eswatini, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  4,5 Meters
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Modecca hastata Harv.
Adenia hastata var. glandulifera Wilde.

This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Hans Schinz in 1892. It is found in Mozambique, Eswatini and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres or more, the vines can reach four and a half meter. The flowers are greenish 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 means 'spear-shaped'. 

A wild plant by Linda Loffler,