Adenia aculeata (Oliv. ex Hook.) Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Kenya.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
S2, Mogadishu, Kirk s.n (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Climber to 20 m long, but usually much smaller, without a tuber; tendrils simple, 5–10 cm long; stems (except young parts) strongly prickly, leafless during most of the year; prickles 0.5–2 cm long, simple or forked, brown, ± broadened at the base, ± arranged in 4 or 5 rows
Morphology Leaves
Leaves suborbicular in outline, 3–7-lobed up to half-way, cordate at the base, 1–7.5(–11) cm in diam., 5-nerved from the base, often scabrous; petiole 0.5–5(–8) cm long; gland at base of blade single, partly on the petiole; glands on blade often present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flower-clusters 2–6(–40)-flowered in male plants, 1–3-flowered in female plants, without tendrils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium cup-shaped; calyx-lobes free, lanceolate, 7–12 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals free, lanceolate, 7–9 mm long, serrulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona membranous, with laciniate edge
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers 8–12 mm long; pistil 5–7 mm long including short gynophore Male flowers narrowly campanulate, 11–18 mm long including the 1.5–4 mm long stipe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles shortly united at the base; stigmas reniform, papillate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit broadly ellipsoid or subglobose, apiculate, 1–1.5 cm long; gynophore 1–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3.5–4 mm in diam.
Distribution
N1, 2; C1, 2; S2, 3; E Ethiopia and NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 0–1600 m.
Vernacular
Kelli, lamagooyan (Somali)

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Adenia aculeata (Oliv. ex Hook.) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Modecca aculeata K000272537 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 14: 375 (1891)

Accepted by

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • de Wilde, W.J.J.O. (1975). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Passifloraceae: 1-70.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0