Adenia mossambicensis W.J.de Wilde

This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

[FZ]

Passifloraceae, R. and A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous climber up to 2 m., arising from a tuberous rootstock.
Morphology Branches
Fertile branches greyish-green, with internodes 1–10 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 3–6 × 2–4(5) cm., 3–5-foliolate, ovate-oblong in outline, cordate at the base, membranous, green on upper surface, glaucous green and not punctate below; median leaflet 2·5–5 × 1–1·5(2·5) cm., unlobed or pinnatilobed with up to 8 lobes, ovate to oblong, obtuse or acute at the apex, acute at the base, petiolulate, the petiolule 0·5(1) cm.; basal leaflets much smaller (1–2 cm. long), unlobed, subsessile; petiole 0·5–2·5 cm. long.
Morphology General Glands
Lamina-base glands 2, 0·5–1 mm. in diameter, wart-like; lamina-glands c. 0·5 mm. in diameter, up to 6 on the median leaflet, submarginal.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules c. 1 mm. long, lanceolate, withering.
Morphology General Tendrils
Sterile tendrils up to 10 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes with peduncle 1·5–4 cm. long, up to 12-flowered in male bracts and bracteoles 1–1·5 mm. long, lanceolate, acute; pedicels 5–15 mm. long; tendril 1, 1–5 cm. long.
sex Male
Male flower: (20)25–30 × 3–4(5) mm. (incl. the 9–11 mm. long stipe), tubular, cream-coloured; hypanthium 3–5 × 3–4 mm., cup-shaped; calyx-tube 4–7 mm. long; calyx-lobes 5–8 mm. long, oblong, obtuse, entire or nearly so; petals 5–7 × 1 mm., lanceolate, ± obtuse, 3-nerved, irregularly dentate near the apex, inserted at the same level as the corona or up to 1 mm. above; corona-hairs fine, 0·5–1 mm. long, branched; stamen-filaments 4·5-6 mm. long, connate at the base, inserted at the base of the hypanthium or on an androgynophore up to 2 mm. long; anthers c. 4–5 × 0·75 mm., obtuse, with an apiculum up to 0·2 mm. long; disk-glands (0·5)1·5–2 mm. long; vestigial ovary c. 0·5 mm. long; gynophore c. 0·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower and capsule unknown. Male flower: (20)25–30 × 3–4(5) mm. (incl. the 9–11 mm. long stipe), tubular, cream-coloured; hypanthium 3–5 × 3–4 mm., cup-shaped; calyx-tube 4–7 mm. long; calyx-lobes 5–8 mm. long, oblong, obtuse, entire or nearly so; petals 5–7 × 1 mm., lanceolate, ± obtuse, 3-nerved, irregularly dentate near the apex, inserted at the same level as the corona or up to 1 mm. above; corona-hairs fine, 0·5–1 mm. long, branched; stamen-filaments 4·5-6 mm. long, connate at the base, inserted at the base of the hypanthium or on an androgynophore up to 2 mm. long; anthers c. 4–5 × 0·75 mm., obtuse, with an apiculum up to 0·2 mm. long; disk-glands (0·5)1·5–2 mm. long; vestigial ovary c. 0·5 mm. long; gynophore c. 0·5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower and capsule unknown.

Native to:

Mozambique

Adenia mossambicensis W.J.de Wilde appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Meded. Landbouwhoogeschool 71(18): 194 (1971)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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