Adenia karibaensis W.J. de Wilde

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Adenia karibaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kariba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Cat-o'-nine-tails (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Soft-wooded, somewhat succulent small tree. Bark grey-green, smooth with lenticels; branches long and drooping or scrambling, reddish-brown; axillary tendrils often present, up to 12 cm long. Leaves almost circular in outline, up to 16 × 15 cm, very deeply 5-lobed, greyish-green, sometimes purple-tinged, leathery, with 2 glands at the base of the lamina; margin entire. Flowers before or with the young leaves, unisexual, greenish-white; male flowers in short branched heads; female flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters. Fruit, ellipsoid up to 2 × 1.5 cm, green with white mottling.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: karibaensis: of (Lake) Kariba in NW Zimbabwe
Habitat: On rocky outcrops in dry deciduous woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe: restricted to the escarpment along Lake Kariba and the Zambezi
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 21 January 2010
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 388 - 390. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 175.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 144.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Adenia karibaensis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Adenia karibaensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Adenia karibaensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Adenia karibaensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Adenia karibaensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Adenia karibaensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Adenia karibaensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Adenia karibaensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Adenia karibaensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Adenia karibaensis
Tropicos: Adenia karibaensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Adenia karibaensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141070, retrieved 19 June 2019

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