Macrophora sanguinea (Sm.) Raf.
Passiflora punicea Ruiz & Pav. ex DC.
Passiflora sanguinea Sm.
Tacsonia buchanani Lem.
Tacsonia sanguinea (Sm.) DC.
Common Name: Grape-Leaved Passion Fruit
Grape-leaved passion fruit is a 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 fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild and consumed locally, though it is not widely appreciated[
]. The plant is sometimes cultivated for its fruit and is also often grown as an ornamental, where it is particularly valued for its free-flowering habit[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela to the Caribbean and C. America to Honduras.
Lowland forest edges and shrubby areas[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
A plant of the lowland 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[
]. A juicy pulp with an acidic flavour[
]. The fruit is about 5cm in diameter[
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