Greek aden — gland, phoros — bearing, referring to the gland at the base of the style
Perennial herbs with fleshy roots. Leaves alternate or whorled, entire or toothed. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers pendulous and with a disk at the base of the filaments. Ovary inferior, 3-chambered. Fruit a capsule splitting between the ribs.
Grown as border plants for the shoots of bell-like flowers.
Seed or cuttings.
Several species have edible roots; A. liliifolia is a commercial crop in Japan.
Similar to Campanula but with a cup-like gland at the base of the style.
40 species from temperate Eurasia.
Source: (2002). Campanulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.