Passiflora foetida

Passiflora foetida

Passiflora foetida

(Stinking Passionfruit)

FAMILY

Passifloraceae

Species

Passiflora foetida

Common name(s)

Stinking Passionfruit

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white to purple. Vine climbing by axillary tendrils

Distinguishing features

Leaves alternate, 3-lobed, softly hairy, strong smell when crushed. Petioles lack glands. Flowers to 5 cm diameter, subtended by 3 fringed bracts covered in sticky hairs. Petals white to purple, 3 styles. Fruit yellowish, surrounded by the bracts and bracteoles.

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Passiflora foetida