Adenia stricta (Mast.) Engl.

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Synonyms: Modecca stricta Mast.
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Status: Native
Trailing herb 50 - 250 cm long, growing from a tuberous rootstock. Branches, greyish-green, pubescent; tendrils axillary and sometimes on the inflorescences, up to 10 cm long. Leaves ovate-oblong to subcircular in outline up to 15 × 15 cm, unlobed to 3-7-lobed, cordate to subtruncate at the base, brownish-green above, paler beneath, pubescent particularly on the veins; margin sinuate-dentate; petiole with 2 glands at the base of the lamina. Flowers axillary, unisexual. Male clusters 5-10-flowered; female clusters, 1-2-flowered. Capsule ovoid-ellipsoid, c. 4.5 × 3.5 cm.
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Habitat: In open woodland on sandy or stony soils
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Climber.
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Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 398 - 399.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1980). 79. Passiforaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 30 - 31.

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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Flora of Mozambique: Adenia stricta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Adenia stricta

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Adenia stricta
African Plant Database: Adenia stricta
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Adenia stricta., retrieved 21 April 2024

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