Adenia karibaensis W.J. de Wilde

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Adenia karibaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kariba

Adenia karibaensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kariba

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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.
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Derivation of specific name: karibaensis: of (Lake) Kariba in NW Zimbabwe
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Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe: restricted to the escarpment along Lake Kariba and the Zambezi
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Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status: Endemic
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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.

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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Adenia karibaensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141070, retrieved 19 September 2019

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