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Useful Tropical Plants

Passiflora jorullensis

Kunth

Passifloraceae


The entry in medicinal uses was recorded for Passiflora salvadorensis, which has subsequently been reduced from species status to a varietal status of Passiflora jorullensis as Passiflora jorullensis var. Salvadorensis (Donn.Sm.) J.M.MacDougal [
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Cieca trisetosa (DC.) M.Roem.

Decaloba jorullensis (Kunth) M.Roem.

Passiflora medusaea Lem.

Passiflora salvadorensis Donn.Sm.

Passiflora trisetosa DC.

Common Name:

Passiflora jorullensis
Flower
Photograph by: Pablo Leautaud
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General Information

Passiflora jorullensis is a slender, climbing plant producing shoots that scramble over the ground, or clamber into the surrounding vegetation, supporting themselves by means of coiling tendrils..
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Central America - Mexico, El Salvador.

Habitat

Subdeciduous or tropical deciduous forests at elevations of 150 - 1,000 metres, occasionally to 1,600 metres in montane moist forests.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsWasps, hummingbirds
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in a wide range of soils, so long as they are well-drained[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Passiflora species tend to flower and fruit more freely when grown in soils of only moderate fertility[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Unlike most other Passiflora, the flowers of this species last for two days rather than one.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used locally as a diuretic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. (recorded for P. Jorullensis salvadorensis)

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings.
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