Adenia ovata W.J. de Wilde

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Adenia ovata

Habit
Miombo woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Oct 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Adenia ovata

Flowers
Miombo woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Oct 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Adenia ovata

Flowers
Miombo woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Oct 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Adenia ovata

Flowers
Miombo woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Oct 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Status: Native
Description:
Herb 5-10 cm tal growing from a napiform (turnip-shaped) warty tuber; stems annual or partly perennial 1-3 cm long; leaves 7-14 x 5-15 cm, broadly ovate to subcircular, petiole 1-4 mm long, ± appressed to the ground, with or without glands at the lamina-base; inflorescence in cymes of 1-10 flowers either male, female or hermaphrodite, cream-coloured with peduncle up to 4 mm; capsule 1.5-2.5 x 1 cm., obovoid-oblong, smooth.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ovata: ovate or egg-shaped, in reference to the leaves
Habitat: Miombo/Brachystegia woodland on lateritic and sandy soils
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Wednesday 14 April 2021
Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 404.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Adenia ovata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Adenia ovata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Adenia ovata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Adenia ovata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Adenia ovata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Adenia ovata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Adenia ovata
iNaturalist: Adenia ovata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Adenia ovata
JSTOR Plant Science: Adenia ovata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Adenia ovata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Adenia ovata
Plants of the World Online: Adenia ovata
Tropicos: Adenia ovata
Wikipedia: Adenia ovata


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Adenia ovata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=192390, retrieved 19 May 2021

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