Passiflora biflora Lam.

    (Passion-Flower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KRISHNA KAMAL FAMILY (कृष्णा कमल फैमिली )
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : 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. biflora. Downloaded on 11 August 2022.


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