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Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 14: 375 (1891)
Information on the genus : Adenia
Basionym : Modecca lobata Jacq.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl. subsp. lobata
 Modecca lobata Jacq.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Adenia letouzeyi W.J. de Wilde
=Modecca mannii Mast. (1871)
=Adenia mannii (Mast.) Engl. (1891)
=Adenia fernandesiana A. Robyns (1980)
=Adenia rumicifolia var. miegei (Aké Assi) W.J. de Wilde
=Adenia miegei Aké Assi (1961)
=Adenia panduriformis auct.
=Adenia tenuispira (Stapf) Engl.
=Modecca tenuispira Stapf (1905)
Taxon infra-specific
Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl. subsp. lobata
Adenia lobata subsp. rumicifolia (Engl. & Harms) Lye (1998)
Adenia lobata subsp. schweinfurthii (Engl.) Lye (1998)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber to 40 cm; stem often ± 5-angled, 12 cm , ± woody only in older parts, mostly densely set with small soft tubercles in 5 or more rows; sterile tendrils simple or 3-fid, to 20 cm long.
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Ecology : Rain-forest, forest edges, shrub vegetation, often in secondary vegetation; sandy soils, loam; apparently preferably not too far from the coast; 0-200(-1000) m alt. Principe Isl.

Bibliography other :
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17: 572 (1893)

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:311 (2012)
  • (2015). Flore du Gabon. 46: 62
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