Passiflora foetida L.

 
  • Family : PASSIFLORACEAE
    (PASSION-FLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Passifloraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Passiflora foetida L.
  • Common name : Foetid Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower, Pop Vine, Running pop, Stinking passion flower, Tagua Passion Flower, Wild Maracuja
  • Vernacular name : Kukke-balli (Kannada); Mosukattan, Punaipidukku (Tamil); Tella jumiki, Adavimotala, Gujeteega (Telugu); Bisripi (Oria); Ammummapazham, Bonchikkaya, Chadayan, Poochapazham, Poodappazham (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Degraded forests and wastelands
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Naturalised in India, China and Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 foetida. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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