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Passion Vine (Passion Fruit)

Passiflora caerulea

Description:

A woody vine capable of growing to 15–20 m high where supporting trees are available. The leaves are alternate, palmately five-lobed like a spread hand (sometimes three or seven lobes), 10–18 cm long and wide. The base of each leaf has a flagellate-twining tendril 5–10 cm long, which twines around supporting vegetation to hold the plant up. The flower is complex, about 10 cm in diameter, with the five sepals and petals similar in appearance, whitish in colour, surmounted by a corona of blue or violet filaments, then five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas. The fruit is an oval orange-yellow berry 6 cm long by 4 cm in diameter, containing numerous seeds; it is eaten, and the seeds spread by mammals and birds. In tropical climates, it will flower all year round.

Habitat:

Tropical

1 Species ID Suggestions

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago
Passion flower or Passion vine
Passiflora Passiflora


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3 Comments

green.biz09
green.biz09 9 years ago

Thank you all for your posts.
We have reaserched to figure out why on a 2 year span it has not grown any fruit. Could it be the weather? The soil?

Isabela
Isabela 9 years ago

Sí, estoy de acuerdo con Alice. Creo que dentro de las variedades de Flor de la Pasión, ésta es Passiflora caerulea.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora_...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Passionvine

green.biz09
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green.biz09

Mexico City, Estado de México, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 21, 2011
Submitted on Mar 21, 2011

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