Taxon: Passiflora edulis Sims

Genus: Passiflora
  Subgenus: Passiflora
Family: Passifloraceae
  Subfamily: Passifloroideae
      Tribe: Passifloreae
Nomen number: 26962
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 45: t. 1989. 1818
Name Verified on: 12-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jun-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO)
Accessions: 168 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Invasive Pl Spec; F NGalicia)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Alagoas, - Amazonas, - Bahia, - Ceara, - Espirito Santo, - Federal District, - Goias, - Maranhao, - Mato Grosso, - Mato Grosso do Sul, - Minas Gerais, - Para, - Paraiba, - Parana, - Pernambuco, - Piaui, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Norte, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo, - Sergipe, - Tocantins
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Corrientes, - Misiones; Paraguay

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa; Swaziland
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia; Pitcairn
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue; Tonga
  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.


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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image