Common name: White Passion Flower
Botanical name: Passiflora subpeltata Family: Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)
Synonyms: Passiflora alba
Native to the American continents, White Passion Flower is a beautiful vine
bearing very charming, completely white flowers. The leaves are greyish,
waxy and deeply 3-lobed. The flowers are about a couple of inches across.
The sepals and petals are white and reflexed. The corona filaments are also
white and fairly long, giving the flower an overall fluffy appearance. The
flowers are followed by a green fruit. The fruits are known for being very
smelly when unripe, giving off a strong smell of cyanide.
|Photographed in Maraam, Manipur.|