Adenia fruticosa Burtt Davy
subsp. simplicifolia W.J. de Wilde

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Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tonorai primary School, rd to Birchenough Bridge, Save Valley

Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tonorai primary School, rd to Birchenough Bridge, Save Valley

Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia

Photo: Clive Stockil
Save Gorge near Chilo Lodge

Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Gonarezhou, Chihunja range

Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Gonarezhou, Chihunja range

Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Gonarezhou, Chihunja range

Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Gonarezhou, Chihunja range

Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Gonarezhou, Chihunja range

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Synonyms:
Common names: Green-stem (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Strong liane-like climber. Stem trunk-like, softly woody, grey-green, up to 50 cm in diameter. Tendrils up to 12 cm long, often breaking off and becoming spinescent. Leaves mostly simple, occasionally 3-foliolate, broadly ovate to almost round, 1 to 8 cm long, bluish-green with a single gland on the top of the petiole near the base of the leaf blade; margin entire. Flowers in clusters on very short lateral shoots, greenish. Fruit ellipsoid, leathery, smooth.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fruticosa: shrubby or becoming shrubby; simplicifolia: with simple leaves.
Habitat: In hot and dry deciduous woodland, often in sandy or rocky areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe (scattered distribution in the Save lowveld) and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 December 2013
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 262.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 387 - 388.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 91.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Adenia fruticosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Adenia fruticosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Adenia fruticosa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Adenia fruticosa subsp. simplicifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141050, retrieved 11 December 2017

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