African Plant Database

Adenia ellenbeckii Harms
Protologue : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 298 (1923) 
Information on the genus : Adenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Adenia vitifolia Hutch. & Bruce (1941)
=Adenia toxicaria Harms (1936)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or herb 1,5 m high; the climbing or suberect shoots 20- 100(-150) cm, growing from an erect, ± woody succulent stem to 30(-60) cm by 1,5(-2) cm arising from a tuberous rootstock; sterile tendrils to 10 cm long, or absent.
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora bushland, rocky places, clayey soils; lava, granite, black cotton soil, red sandy soil or loam; 30-1500 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 525 (2006).
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Record n°114503 modified 2006-11-15
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