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Taxon: Adenia hondala (Gaertn.) W. J. de Wilde

Genus: Adenia
Family: Passifloraceae
Subfamily: Passifloroideae
Tribe: Passifloreae
Nomen number: 449019
Place of publication: Blumea 15:265. 1968
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Oct-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • hondala  (Source: F Ceylon) - Sri Lanka (Sinhala)
  • potahonda  (Source: F Ceylon) - Sri Lanka (Sinhala)

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (as Adenia palmata)

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (s.), Sri Lanka


  1. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  2. Hooker, J. D. 1872-1897. Flora of British India
  3. Munasinghe, D. R. et al. 1971. Poisoning with Adenia palmata. Ceylon Med. J. 16(3):182-186. Note: = Adenia palmata (Lam.) Engl.
  4. Nair, N. C. & A. N. Henry. 1983-. The flora of Tamil Nadu.
  5. Saldanha, C. J. 1985-. Flora of Karnataka.

Check other web resources for Adenia hondala (Gaertn.) W. J. de Wilde :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=449019. Accessed 23 July 2019.