Passiflora violacea albiflora Chodat & Hassl.
Common Name: Maracuja De Cobra
Maracuja de cobra is a semi-herbaceous climbing plant with a perennial rootstock. The stems can be annual or longer lived; they scramble over the ground or clamber into other plants, supporting themselves by means of tendrils.
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use, though it is not widely appreciated[
]. The plant is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental, and is particularly valued by butterfly enthusiasts as a food plant for heliconiinie butterflies[
Southern S. America - Paraguay, Brazil.
Forest edges and scrubland[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of low to moderate elevations in the tropics and subtropics. Plants are not tolerant of frost[
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[
]. A juicy pulp that tastes both sweet and garlicky[
]. The fruit is up to 5cm in diameter[
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