African Plant Database

Adenia digitata (Harv.) Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 14: 375 (1891)
Information on the genus : Adenia
Basionym : Modecca digitata Harv.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Modecca digitata Harv. (1859)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subherbaceous climber, 0,2-3 m, growing from a variable tuber to 60 cm; stems mostly annual; sterile tendrils to 15 cm long.
Ecology : Various savanna associations, bushland (“veld”), dry rocky or grassy places, termite-mounds, forest fringes; stony-sandy- or clayish soils; 0-1850 m alt. Botswana, S. Africa (Natal, Transvaal), Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Shrub, Dwarf shrub, Climber Ht 0.3 - 3 m. Alt 5 - 1830 m. Distribution: BOT, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1978). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 4: 400-401

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 3: t.113 (1923).
  • Fl. S. Africa 22: 114-115 (1976).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 133 (1997).
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Record n°114485 modified 2006-11-15
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