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Taxon: Passiflora alata Curtis

Genus: Passiflora
Subgenus: Passiflora
Family: Passifloraceae
Subfamily: Passifloroideae
Tribe: Passifloreae
Nomen number: 26941
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 2: t. 66. 1788 ([Dryand.] in W. Aiton, Hort. kew. 3:306. 1789)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Nov-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • wingstem passionflower  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • maracujá-grande  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • maracutão  (Source: F SCatarin) - Portuguese
  • pasionaria  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, São Paulo]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia (e.?)
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Chaco, Misiones] Paraguay

    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)


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  2. Dubs, B. 1998. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3.
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  4. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage Note: lists as Passiflora alata Dryand.
  5. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1988. Flora of Ecuador. 31:99. Note: lists as Passiflora alata Dryand.
  6. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  7. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  8. Nunes, T. S. et al. 2001. Lectotypification of two species of Passiflora (Passifloraceae). Kew Bull. 56:245.
  9. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  12. Reitz, R., ed. 1980. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 46-50. Note: lists as Passiflora alata Dryand.
  13. Ulmer, T. & J. M. MacDougal. 2004. Passiflora: passionflowers of the world. 278
  14. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996, 1999. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. Note: lists as Passiflora alata Dryand.

Check other web resources for Passiflora alata Curtis :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=26941. Accessed 26 May 2020.