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Passiflora - Main species of Passiflora

Passiflora - Main species of Passiflora


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PASSIFLORA
also called
Passion flower

They are extraordinary plants, endowed with absolute beauty that have enchanted and fascinated all plant lovers for generations.

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MAIN SPECIES

There are many species but the most important cultivated in Italy is the Passiflora coerulea with its numerous hybrids created in recent years thanks to the great interest that these plants arouse for their extraordinary beauty.

PASSIFLORA COERULEA

There Passiflora coerulea it is native to Brazil and Peru.It is a climbing plant with tendrils that allow it to anchor itself to different surfaces.

The leaves are palmate with 5 lobes of a beautiful intense green color and the flowers are usually very large, about 10 cm in diameter, solitary, in which the intense blue color of the filaments of the crown stands out. It blooms all summer.

Of this species there are numerous varieties among which we remember: P. Coerulea 'Costance Elliot', with cream-white flowers; P. Coerulea 'Empress Eugenia'. . There is a hybrid obtained by crossing it P. coerulea x P. triangularis, more delicate and very suitable for growing in pots with pink flowers.

PASSIFLORA INCARNATA

There Passiflora incarnata it is native to Central America with trilobate leaves and solitary flowers, large, with purplish white petals and with a very conspicuous crown of filaments also of white-volaceous color.

It blooms from July until September.

PASSIFLORA QUADRANGULARIS

There Passiflora quadrangularis it is native to Brazil and has the particularity of having quadrangular stems and a flowering that goes from June and lasts all summer, producing very large flowers, with white sepals and red petals.

It forms a crown of filaments varying in color from white to blue to red, very striking.

PASSIFLORA THAT PRODUCE EDIBLE FRUITS

PASSIFLORA EDULIS

There Passiflora edulis it is a vigorous climber, originally from Brazil and is a plant that can reach even 7 m in height.

It blooms starting from June and continues throughout the summer, producing white flowers with a crown of red-purple filaments.

PASSIFLORA LAURIFOLIA

Known as yellow granadilla it has a round fruit, as big as an egg, yellow in color with a whitish pulp with a slightly acidic but very pleasant and delicate flavor.

PASSIFLORA LIGULARIS

PASSIFLORA VITIFOLIA

PASSIFLORA MEMBRANACEA

PASSIFLORA MOLLISSIMA

Among the different species that produce edible fruits we also remember:

P. coccinea, P. nitida, P. maliformis, P. antioquiensis.

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Note: Some photos were taken from the site: Vivaio tropicamente


Video: Passiflora caerulea: from flower to fruit