Passiflora platyloba is a small, herbaceous climbing plant, scrambling over the ground or climbing into other plants and supporting itself by means of tendrils[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is often grown as an ornamental[
Central America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala.
Moist or dry, often rocky thickets, on plains or hillsides, at elevations from 150 - 1,400 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
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 or cooked[
]. An acid, grape-like flavour, they are used for making ices and refreshing drinks[
].The ellipsoid fruit is 30 - 35mm long[
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