Adenia zambesiensis R.Fernald & A.Fernald

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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous, glabrous climber c. 1 m. long (or more ?), arising from a woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stem slender, yellowish-green, sulcate, with internodes 2·5–7 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 2–5 × 2–5 cm., (3)5-lobed, broadly ovate to suborbicular in outline, cordate at the base, membranous, green on the superior surface, light green beneath, 3(5)-palmatinerved and with inconspicuous reticulation; lobes unlobed or shallowly 3-lobed, obtuse or rounded at the apex, entire-margined, ± deeply constricted at the base, the median up to 4 × 2 cm., the intermediate ones up to 2·5 × 1·5 cm., the basal ones up to 1 × 0·9 cm.; petiole 1–4 cm. long, canaliculate above.
Morphology General Glands
Glands of the lamina-base 2, c. 0·75 mm. in diameter, sessile; lamina-glands minute, scattered, sometimes submarginal.
Morphology General Tendrils
Sterile tendrils axillary, up to 5 cm. long, slender.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules c. 1 mm. long, lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences usually 1-flowered and with a tendril; peduncle 2–3 cm. long, slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles c. 1 mm. long.
sex Male
Male flower 20–25 × 3–4 mm. (incl. 8–9 mm. long stipe); hypanthium 3–4 mm. wide; calyx-tube (with hypanthium) 8–9 × 3–4 mm.; calyx-lobes 4–5 × 3 mm., thin, ± obtuse at the apex, with reticulate nerves; petals 2–2·5 × 1·25–1·5 mm., ovate or broadly elliptic, very thin, apiculate or irregularly dentate at the apex, 1-nerved, inserted c. 6 mm. above the hypanthium-base; corona 0; stamen-filaments c. 5·5 mm. long, connate at the base into a tube c. 1–1·5 mm. long and inserted at the base of the hypanthium; anthers c. 2·5 × 1 mm., erect, obtuse and without apiculum at the apex; disk-glands c. 1 mm. long, spathulate, inserted c. 1·5 mm. above the base of the hypanthium; vestigial ovary c. 0·5 mm. long, on a gynophore c. 0·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower unknown. Male flower 20–25 × 3–4 mm. (incl. 8–9 mm. long stipe); hypanthium 3–4 mm. wide; calyx-tube (with hypanthium) 8–9 × 3–4 mm.; calyx-lobes 4–5 × 3 mm., thin, ± obtuse at the apex, with reticulate nerves; petals 2–2·5 × 1·25–1·5 mm., ovate or broadly elliptic, very thin, apiculate or irregularly dentate at the apex, 1-nerved, inserted c. 6 mm. above the hypanthium-base; corona 0; stamen-filaments c. 5·5 mm. long, connate at the base into a tube c. 1–1·5 mm. long and inserted at the base of the hypanthium; anthers c. 2·5 × 1 mm., erect, obtuse and without apiculum at the apex; disk-glands c. 1 mm. long, spathulate, inserted c. 1·5 mm. above the base of the hypanthium; vestigial ovary c. 0·5 mm. long, on a gynophore c. 0·5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower unknown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit unknown.

Native to:

Mozambique

Adenia zambesiensis R.Fernald & A.Fernald appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2.A, 50: 166 (1976)

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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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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