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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