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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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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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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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.

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.

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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Flora of Botswana: Adenia repanda
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Adenia repanda
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Adenia repanda., retrieved 21 February 2024

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