Adenia could be thought of as a poor relative of the passion flowers, Passiflora, having none of the floral splendours of that genus. Of 92 species. 57 are African and a few of these are sufficiently oddly shaped to catch the eye of the succulent addict in search of novelty. Beginning with species where the trunk is extra thick and tapering (A. glauca, A. fruti-cosa) we find a massive more or less cylindrical caudex in A. digitata, spines on the aerial branches in A. spinosa and prickly tubercles in A. aculeata (21.19) and A. globosa. The caudex is attractively marked in pale and dark green in many, and in A. globosa is covered in warty outgrowths.
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