Passiflora foetida L.

 
  • Family : PASSIFLORACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Passifloraceae
  • Species : Passiflora foetida
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Passiflora foetida L.
  • Common name : Foetid Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower
  • Vernacular name : Kukkeballi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : Passiflora foetida
  • Key identification features : A small climbing vine on hedges and shrubs with simple alternate lobed leaves and tendrils. Flowers are about 4 cm or more across, attractive and solitary. Involucre bracts are filiform-pectinate. Fruit is fleshy and globose covered with the persistant hairy bract.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Native : Tropical South America
  • Comments : The flowers give the appearance of clock face.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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