Passiflora fulgens Wallis ex E. Morren
Passiflora toxicaria Barb.Rodr.
Passiflora velutina DC.
Tacsonia coccinea Barb.Rodr.
Tacsonia pubescens DC.
Common Name: Red Granadilla
Red granadilla is a somewhat woody climbing plant producing stems from a perennial rootstock that scramble over the ground or clamber into other plants for support, attaching themselves by means of tendrils.
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild for local use, though they are not widely appreciated[
]. The plant is occasionally cultivated as a fruit plant in Guyana and Guadeloupe, whilst it is also often grown as ornamental in North America and Southern Europe, being valued for its showy flowers[
Northern S. America - Brazil, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Venezuela.
Forest edges and scrubland[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
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 flavoured fruits are used to prepare drinks[
]. A juicy, acid-flavoured pulp[
]. The fruits can be up to 6.5cm in diameter.
The sap extracted from the crushed stems is used as an eyewash to soothe conjunctivitis[
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