Passiflora edulis Sims

    (Passion-Flower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KRISHNA KAMAL FAMILY (कृष्णा कमल फैमिली )
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PASSIFLORACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Passiflora edulis Sims
  • Common name : Passion fruit, Juice fruit, The edible passion, Edible passion flower, Granadilla, Maracuya, Purple granadilla, Parcha
  • Vernacular name : Rasna pazham. Thuraipadalai (Tamil); Kodikkai, Poonakkai, Sarbath, Thattupootan, Passion fruit (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits, often runs wild.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Native : East and West tropical S. America
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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. edulis. Downloaded on 2 June 2020.

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