Passiflora meridensis H.Karst.
Passiflora rhodantha Harms
Tacsonia manicata Juss.
Common Name: Red Passionflower
Red passionflower is a climbing plant producing stems up to 3 metres long[
]. These stems scramble over the ground, or clamber into the surrounding vegetation, supporting themselves by means of coiling tendrils.
The plant is occasionally cultivated for its edible fruit[
]. It is often grown as an ornamental, being valued especially for its flowers[
S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
A plant of higher elevations in the tropics, where it is found at 1,500 - 2,500 metres. It grows well in Mediterranean-type climates[
]. Plants are not so vigorous, nor do they flower so well, when grown at lower elevations[
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 orange pulp has an agreeable, piquant flavour[
]. The fruit can also be used to make a pleasant beverage[
]. The green, ovoid fruit is about 6cm in diameter[
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