African Plant Database

Adenia globosa Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 576 (1892)
Information on the genus : Adenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Adenia globosa Engl. subsp. globosa
Taxon infra-specific
Adenia globosa Engl. subsp. globosa
Adenia globosa subsp. curvata (Verdc.) W. J. de Wilde (1969)
Adenia globosa subsp. pseudoglobosa (Verdc.) W. J. de Wilde (1969)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or climber, to 8 m; stems (sub-)erect, curved or scandent, ± succulent, strongly thorned, emerging from a succulent, ± warty, subglobular or irregular lumpy trunk to 2,5 m ; thorns 0,5-8 cm long, at base 2-8 mm , with apex woody, acute.
Ecology : Scrub savanna; rocky and stony places; on sandy or blackish soil; Commiphora-Acacia bushland; evergreen woodland; (1-)100-1900 m alt. Comprises 3 subspp.
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Record n°175848 modified 2006-11-15
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