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Useful Tropical Plants

Passiflora quadriglandulosa

Rodschied

Passifloraceae

+ Synonyms

Distephana pubescens M.Roem.

Distephana quadridentata M.Roem.

Distephana quadriglandulosa M.Roem.

Passiflora lockhartii G.Don ex M.Roem.

Passiflora translinearis Rusby

Passiflora vitifolia minor Mast.

Passiflora yacumensis Rusby

Tacsonia quadridentata DC.

Tacsonia quadriglandulosa (Rodschied) DC.

Common Name:

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General Information

Passiflora quadriglandulosa is a vigorous, perennial climbing plant, attaching itself to nearby vegetation by means of tendrils[
1679
Title
Brazilian Passifloraceae: Study of the subgenus Distephana (Juss.) Killip of the genus Passiflora L.
Publication
Revista Estudos de Biologia, v. 26, n.55, p. 45-67, Abr./Jun. 2004
Author
Cervi A.C. & Dunaiski Junior A.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The edible fruit is much appreciated and is commonly harvested from the wild for local use and for sale in local markets. The quality of the fruit of this species gives it potential for commercial cultivation[
1679
Title
Brazilian Passifloraceae: Study of the subgenus Distephana (Juss.) Killip of the genus Passiflora L.
Publication
Revista Estudos de Biologia, v. 26, n.55, p. 45-67, Abr./Jun. 2004
Author
Cervi A.C. & Dunaiski Junior A.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The plant is often grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its flowers[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1679
Title
Brazilian Passifloraceae: Study of the subgenus Distephana (Juss.) Killip of the genus Passiflora L.
Publication
Revista Estudos de Biologia, v. 26, n.55, p. 45-67, Abr./Jun. 2004
Author
Cervi A.C. & Dunaiski Junior A.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - northern Brazil (Amazonas, Pará)

Habitat

Dense rainforest, forest edges and secondary forest growth[
1679
Title
Brazilian Passifloraceae: Study of the subgenus Distephana (Juss.) Killip of the genus Passiflora L.
Publication
Revista Estudos de Biologia, v. 26, n.55, p. 45-67, Abr./Jun. 2004
Author
Cervi A.C. & Dunaiski Junior A.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitClimber
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details


Passiflora species generally grow best in a sheltered, sunny position or in dappled shade. Many of the vigorous species, this one included, can succeed in fairly dense shade, but in such a situation they climb into the canopy of the forest in order to get enough light to flourish, flower and produce fruit[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
,
1679
Title
Brazilian Passifloraceae: Study of the subgenus Distephana (Juss.) Killip of the genus Passiflora L.
Publication
Revista Estudos de Biologia, v. 26, n.55, p. 45-67, Abr./Jun. 2004
Author
Cervi A.C. & Dunaiski Junior A.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Most species are found in the wild in moist but well-drained soils, generally of a lighter texture, and will often flower and fruit more heavily if the soil fertility is low. They often develop deep roots and can be moderately tolerant of dry spells. Most Passiflora species prefer a neutral to slightly alkaline soil, growing best where the pH is around 6.5 - 7.5[
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.
,
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit[
1679
Title
Brazilian Passifloraceae: Study of the subgenus Distephana (Juss.) Killip of the genus Passiflora L.
Publication
Revista Estudos de Biologia, v. 26, n.55, p. 45-67, Abr./Jun. 2004
Author
Cervi A.C. & Dunaiski Junior A.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The aromatic pulp surrounding the seeds has a sweet, pleasant flavour[
1679
Title
Brazilian Passifloraceae: Study of the subgenus Distephana (Juss.) Killip of the genus Passiflora L.
Publication
Revista Estudos de Biologia, v. 26, n.55, p. 45-67, Abr./Jun. 2004
Author
Cervi A.C. & Dunaiski Junior A.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The ovoid fruit is around 35mm long and 15mm wide[
1679
Title
Brazilian Passifloraceae: Study of the subgenus Distephana (Juss.) Killip of the genus Passiflora L.
Publication
Revista Estudos de Biologia, v. 26, n.55, p. 45-67, Abr./Jun. 2004
Author
Cervi A.C. & Dunaiski Junior A.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

The leaves and roots of some, if not all, members of this genus contain a substance called 'passiflorina' which has similaritiesr to morphine and is an effective tranquilizer[
1677
Title
Dicionário das Plantas Úteis do Basil e das Exóticas Cultivadas Vol. 5
Publication
 
Author
Corrêa M. Pio & Penna L. de Azeredo
Publisher
Ministério da Agricultura; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1978
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in six volumes, first published in the 1920's and revised in the 1970's. Written in Portuguese.
]. We have no specific information for this species but many species are used in herbal infusions to calm the nerves and help bring about a restful sleep[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
The leaves of many species are also considered to be anthelmintic, antihysteric and diaphoretic. They are used in Brazil to combat intermittent fevers, cutaneous inflammations, and erysipelas[
1677
Title
Dicionário das Plantas Úteis do Basil e das Exóticas Cultivadas Vol. 5
Publication
 
Author
Corrêa M. Pio & Penna L. de Azeredo
Publisher
Ministério da Agricultura; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1978
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in six volumes, first published in the 1920's and revised in the 1970's. Written in Portuguese.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe along with the pulp which will help break down the seed coat and speed up germination[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
]. Stored seed should be soaked for 24 hours in warm water and germination time can be reduced if the seed is then mixed with the juice of a fresh passion fruit (of any species)[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
]. Even so, it can take 12 months for stored seed to germinate[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
]. Place the seed tray in a shady position, maintaining a temperature around 19 - 24°c[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
]. Prick the seedlings out into individual containers as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out when large enough[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
].
Cuttings of young shoots, taken at the nodes. The cuttings root best in a neutral to slightly acid compost, but 100% sharp sand also produces good results[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
].
Cuttings of fully mature wood taken at a node. They can take 3 months[
3
Title
Growing Unusual Fruit.
Publication
 
Author
Simmons. A. E.
Publisher
David & Charles; Newton Abbot.
Year
1972
ISBN
0-7153-5531-7
Description
A very readable book with information on about 100 species that can be grown in Britain (some in greenhouses) and details on how to grow and use them.
].
Layering. Very easy[
262
Title
Passion Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Vanderplank. J.
Publisher
Cassell. London.
Year
1991
ISBN
0-304-34076-6
Description
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.
].
Air layering.
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