Passiflora silvestris Vell.
Common Name: Maracuja Do Mato
Maracuja do mato is a very vigorous herbaceous climbing plant with a perennial rootstock, producing annual to perennial stems[
]. These stems scramble over the ground, or clamber into the surrounding vegetation, supporting themselves by means of coiling tendrils.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption.
S. America - Brazil.
Forest edges and scrubland[
A plant of low to moderate elevations in the tropics.
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 and made into juices[
]. An acidic, succulent pulp[
]. The fruit is up to 40mm long and 15mm wide[
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