Common name: Perfumed Passion Flower, Grape Leaved Passion Fruit
Botanical name: Passiflora vitifolia Family: Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)
Perfumed Passion Flower is a vine, native to Central and South America.
The vine has cylindric stems covered in red-brown hairs when young. The
leaves are three-lobed, up to 15 cm long and 18 cm broad. The common name
and the species name vitifolia is derived from the shape of leaves
resembling that of grape leaves. The flowers are stunning, bright red, up
to 9 cm diameter. The flowers are fragrant too. This is only one of the
many existing red passion-flowers. The fruit is green-yellow, 5 cm long
and 3 cm broad, containing numerous seeds, with edible pulp.
|Photographed in Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore.|