Passiflora ecuadorica Killip
Passiflora glaberrima cumbalensis (H.Karst.) Triana & Planch.
Passiflora goudotiana Triana & Planch.
Tacsonia cumbalensis H.Karst.
Tacsonia cyanea Sodiro
Tacsonia glaberrima cumbalensis (H.Karst.) Mast.
Tacsonia glaberrima loxensis M. Roem.
Tacsonia hederacea Mast. & André
Tacsonia tungurahuae Sodiro
Common Name: Red Banana Passion Fruit
Red banana passion fruit is a climbing shrub, scrambling over the ground or clambering into other plants for support and attaching itself by means of tendrils.
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local consumption. The plant is also cultivated within its native range, the fruit being sold in local markets and also exported[
S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
Mountain areas at elevations from 2,500 - 3,000 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at higher elevations from 2,500 - 3,000 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[
]. An aromatic, mildly biting, orange flesh[
]. It is often added to ice creams, drinks, yoghourts and other food preparations[
]. The bright red, banana shaped fruits are up to 10cm long and 3.5cm wide[
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