African Plant Database

Adenia fruticosa Burtt Davy
Information on the genus : Adenia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Adenia fruticosa Burtt Davy subsp. fruticosa
Taxon infra-specific
Adenia fruticosa Burtt Davy subsp. fruticosa
Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia W.J. de Wilde (1971)
Adenia fruticosa subsp. trifoliata W.J. de Wilde (1971)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or shrubby tree to 6 m; main stem mostly thick, softwoody, ± branched; branches shrubby or lianoid, to 5 m long; sterile tendrils simple, 3-12 cm long, sometimes breaking off and leaving a thorn-like structure.
Ecology : Dry savanna, bushveld; sandy soils, granite; 100-1400 m alt. S. Africa (Transvaal).
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Record n°175852
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