Adenia digitata (Harv.) Engl.

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Adenia digitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop NR, Mutare

Adenia digitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop NR, Mutare

Adenia digitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop NR, Mutare

Adenia digitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve

Adenia digitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka game park

Adenia digitata

Photo: Rob Burrett
Fort Usher, Eastern Matobo

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Synonyms: Adenia senensis (Klotzsch) Engl.
Clemanthus senensis Klotzsch
Modacca digitata Harv.
Common names: Wild granadilla (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Herbaceous climber with long stems growing from a large, fleshy, underground tuber (image 1). Leaves deeply 3-5 lobed, grey-green. Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered, often ending in a curled tendril. Fruits fleshy, ellipsoid to spherical, orange-yellow when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: digitata : divided into lobes or leaflets like the fingers on a hand
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres) 1060 - 1570 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 28 December 2005
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 100. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 90. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Adenia digitata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Adenia digitata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Adenia digitata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Adenia digitata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Adenia digitata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Adenia digitata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Adenia digitata
Ispot Southern Africa : Adenia digitata
JSTOR Plant Science: Adenia digitata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Adenia digitata
Tropicos: Adenia digitata
West African Plants database: Adenia digitata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Adenia digitata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141040, retrieved 24 November 2014

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