Passiflora biflora Lam.

 
  • Family : PASSIFLORACEAE
    (PASSION-FLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Passifloraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Passiflora biflora Lam.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Key identification features : Stem angled, pubescent. Leaves alternate, crescent shaped, bilobed with 2 rounded blunt lobes, shallowly cordate at base with row of glands arranged in ‘V’ shape between midrib and central nerves of lobes. Flowers solitary or in pairs from axils of leaves with 3 filiform bracts.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district
  • Native : Jamaica and Mexico
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.992. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Passiflora biflora. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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