Passiflora nymphaeoides H.Karst.
Common Name: Maracuja Suspiro
Maracuja suspiro is a very vigorous climbing plant with a perennial rootstock. It produces annual to perennial stems that scramble over the ground or clamber into other plants, supporting themselves by means of tendrils[
The edible fruits are greatly appreciated within the plant's native range, where it is collected from the wild and also sometimes cultivated[
]. The plant is also cultivated in Indonesia (Java) for its tasty fruits[
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam.
Found at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant mainly of the lowland tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,000 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[
]. The thick-skinned fruit has a juicy pulp with a sweet flavour[
]. The fruit is a globose berry about 3 - 6cm in diameter[
The leaves are used to treat intestinal disorders[
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