Passiflora hieronymi Harms
Tacsonia ampullacea Mast.
Passiflora ampullacea is a climbing plant. Its stems scramble over the ground, or clamber into the surrounding vegetation, supporting themselves by means of coiling tendrils.
The edible fruit is much appreciated locally. The plant is frequently cultivated on a small scale within its native range; the fruits are sold in local markets[
]. This is a promising species for commercial cultivation[
The plant is endemic to Ecuador; most of the collection locales have been converted to croplands, but the species persists in small forest remnants and shrubby vegetation along roads. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - Ecuador.
Wet Andean vegetation to high Andean forest at elevations from 2,600 - 3,330 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the moist tropics where it is found at higher elevations of 2,600 - 3,330 metres.
Succeeds in a wide range of soils, so long as they are well-drained[
]. Passiflora species tend to flower and fruit more freely when grown in soils of only moderate fertility[
Fruit - raw[
]. The ovoid fruit is about 6cm long and 3.5cm in diameter.
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