Passiflora

Passion flower Passiflora close up

Passiflora incarnata

Synonymes :
Passion Flower, Passion Fruit, Maypop
Passiflora (Wikipedia)

Passiflora
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Passiflora incarnata
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P. quadrangularis fruit
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malpighiales
Family:Passifloraceae
Subfamily:Passifloroideae
Tribe:Passifloreae
Genus:Passiflora
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Type species
Passiflora incarnata
Species

About 550, see list

Synonyms

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 550 species of flowering plants, the type genus of the family Passifloraceae.

They are mostly tendril-bearing vines, with some being shrubs or trees. They can be woody or herbaceous. Passion flowers produce regular and usually showy flowers with a distinctive corona. The flower is pentamerous and ripens into an indehiscent fruit with numerous seeds.

Passiflora (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From the genus name.

Noun

passiflora (plural passifloras)

  1. (botany) Any of the genus Passiflora of passionflowers.

Italian

Noun

passiflora f (plural passiflore)

  1. passionflower (of genus Passiflora)
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