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Genus: Adenia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Malpighiales > Family: Passifloraceae

Of the 93 species (tropical regions worldwide), 14 are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Adenia digitata

Adenia dolichosiphon

Recorded from Mozambique.


Adenia fruticosa

Native to Zimbabwe and South Africa (Limpopo province).

Adenia glauca


Adenia goetzei

Native to Tanzania, southern DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Adenia gummifera

Adenia hastata


Adenia karibaensis

Native to northern Zimbabwe.

Adenia lobata

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Adenia panduriformis

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Adenia pechuelii


Adenia repanda

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Adenia spinosa

Adenia wilmsii


  • Venter, S. 1993. Notes on the genus Adenia (Passifloraceae) with special reference to the Transvaal species. Aloe 30: 8388.


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