African Plant Database

Adenia venenata Forssk.
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 77 (1775)
Information on the genus : Adenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Modecca abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1848)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or climber to 8 m long, consisting of a bottle-shaped fleshy(-woody) basal part up to 2 by 0,5(-0,75) m, passing into succulent shrubby or scandent branches to 5 cm; sterile tendrils simple, to 12 cm long, mostly strong, …
Ecology : Dry deciduous woodland and bushland; open stony places, scrub; on a variety of soils: sand, clay, volcanic soils, basalt and limestone; 0-1700 m alt. Yemen. All parts very poisonous (also fruit?).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 526 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°114535 modified 2006-11-16
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