Adenia globosa

Adenia globosa (Mpaga)

Passifloraceae | Cactus

 

Native To:

East Africa

Plant Status:

Secure

Plant Habit:

Shrub, bulb-like stem

Plant Habitat:

Dry woodlands, Deciduous Bushlands

Cultural Uses

In traditional African medicine this plant is often used as a remedy for abdominal pains & itching. The Maasai people use the bulb-like stem as medicine for their cows. It is also sometimes grown for ornamental reasons.

Interesting Fact

Thorns are modified stems, spines are modified leaves, and prickles are modified bark.

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