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Description: 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
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Other sources of information about Adenia panduriformis: Flora of Mozambique
Adenia panduriformis African Plant Database
Adenia panduriformis Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Adenia panduriformis EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Adenia panduriformis ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Adenia panduriformis Flora Zambesiaca
Adenia panduriformis Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Adenia panduriformis IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Adenia panduriformis JSTOR Plant Science
Adenia panduriformis Kew Herbarium catalogue
Adenia panduriformis Tropicos
Adenia panduriformis West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Adenia panduriformis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141090, retrieved 20 May 2013
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