Adenia Globosa - Climbing Plant - 3 Seeds - Globe Shape Trunk - Medical Plant RARE
Adenia globosa is a species of flowering plant in the passionflower family, Passifloraceae. It is native to tropical Africa, where it occurs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. This is a shrub or climbing plant with a warty trunk up to 8 meters tall when growing erect. It may take a shorter, wider form, becoming globular in shape and over 2 meters wide. It is usually succulent and it has thorns up to 8 centimeters long. The alternately arranged leaves are entire and triangular in shape or divided into 3 lobes. The blade is no more than 7 millimeters long. There is one gland near the base. The greenish flowers are solitary or borne in cymes of up to 5 in the leaf axils. The fruit is a green, leathery, rounded or oval capsule up to 3 centimeters long. The plant is used in traditional African medicine for abdominal pain and itching. The Maasai people use it as medicine for their cattle. The plant is cultivated and traded as an ornamental.