African Plant Database

Adenia aculeata (Oliv.) Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 572 (1892)
Information on the genus : Adenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Adenia aculeata (Oliv.) Engl. subsp. aculeata
 Modecca aculeata Oliv. (1880)
Taxon infra-specific
Adenia aculeata subsp. manganiana (Chiov.) W.J. de Wilde (1971)
Adenia aculeata (Oliv.) Engl. subsp. aculeata
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber, 5(-20) m high; trunk to 12 cm ?at base; stems strongly prickly (spines on ridges), leafless for most part of the year; sterile tendrils simple, 5-10 cm long.
Ecology : Dry scrub, coastal scrub; stony places, gypsum hills, limestone; localities with high insolation; 0-1600 m alt. Comprises 3 subspp.
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Record n°175847 modified 2006-11-15
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