Passiflora incarnata L.

 
  • Family : PASSIFLORACEAE
    (PASSION-FLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Passifloraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Passiflora edulis Sims
  • Common name : Purple passion-flower
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Grown in gardens
  • Key identification features : Stems wiry. Leaves broadly cordate, 3-lobed. Flowers axillary, white with purplish tinge. Fruits ovoid, edible
  • Flower, Fruit : April-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.49. 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 incarnata. Downloaded on 14 November 2019.

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