Adenia panduriformis Engl.

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Status: Native
Woody climber up to 10 m. Stems more or less terete, fibrous; tendrils axillary and on the inflorescences, up to 20 cm long. Leaves unlobed or 3-7-lobed, up to 13 × 12 cm, usually more or less deeply cordate; margin entire. Petiole 0.5-6 cm long with 2 glands at the base of the lamina. Flowers in axillary clusters, unisexual. Male clusters up to 10-flowered; female clusters 1-5-flowered, greenish-yellow. Capsule subspherical, up to 4 × 5 cm, 3-ribbed, greenish to yellow, blackish when dry.
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Habitat: Occurring in dry open forest and thickets
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 262.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Adenia panduriformis., retrieved 31 May 2016

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