Adenia repanda (Burch.) Engl.

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Synonyms: Jaeggia repanda Schinz
Modecca repanda (Burch.) Druce
Paschanthus jaeggii Schinz
Paschanthus repandus Burch.
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Status: Native
Suberect herb or woody climber, growing from a tuberous rootstock. Stems annual or perennial, 0.2-2 m long, greyish-purple; tendrils axillary and sometimes on the inflorescences, simple, up to 5 cm long. Leaf-lamina obovate to linear, up to 15 × 5 cm, grey-green; margin entire or irregularly repand to lobed; petiole short with 2 glands at the base of the lamina. Flowers axillary, unisexual. Male clusters 1-5-flowered, female clusters 1-3-flowered. Capsule subspherical, up to 3 × 2.5 cm, with a smooth leathery surface.
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland, open places, river beds and among rocks on Kalahari sand
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,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.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 406 - 407.

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 repanda
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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 repanda., retrieved 24 October 2016

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