African Plant Database

Adenia cissampeloides (Planch. ex Hook.) Harms
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 255 (1897)
Information on the genus : Adenia
Basionym : Modecca cissampeloides Planch. ex Hook.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Modecca cissampeloides Planch. ex Hook.
 Ophiocaulon cissampeloides (Planch. ex Hook.) Mast. (1871)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ophiocaulon gracile (Harms) Pellegr.
=Adenia gracilis Harms (1897)
=Adenia guineensis W.J. de Wilde (1971)
=Adenia reticulata (De Wild. & T. Durand) Engl.
=Ophiocaulon reticulatum De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Adenia adenifera Engl.
=Adenia gracilis subsp. pinnata W.J. de Wilde
=Adenia lobulata Engl. (1921)
=Adenia reticulata var. cinerea W.J. de Wilde
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subligneous climber, to 25 m, stems to 10 cm ?at base; sterile tendrils simple or 3-fid, 10-20 cm long.
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Ecology : Primary and secondary rain-forest, forest edges; gallery, savanna and swamp forest; clearings; 0-2200 m alt. Fernando Poo (Bioko). Batting curses and beating depression: Adenia gummifera in Zulu traditional medicine.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:311 (2012)
  • (2015). Flore du Gabon. 46: 58
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 228

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 525
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