Adenia goetzei Harms

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Adenia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Msorodoni Farm, by rd to Mtoroshanga

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 35 cm, with annual stems growing from an underground tuber. Leaves oblong-lanceolate with scattered glands. Tendrils absent. Flowers in few-flowered cymes, yellowish, unisexual, with both sexes on the same plant. Fruit an ellipsoid capsule.
Derivation of specific name: goetzei: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
Habitat: Woodland, shrubby vegetation and on rocky hills.
Altitude range: (metres) 1280 - 1410 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 402 - 403.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 66.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Adenia goetzei
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Wikipedia: Adenia goetzei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Adenia goetzei., retrieved 19 May 2024

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