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  Passiflora caerulea
 
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  Family: PASSIFLORACEAE
  Citation:  Passiflora caerulea L., Sp. Pl. 959. 1753. Passiflora loureiroi G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 54. 1834.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Blue Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower
  Description: Glabrous climbers; branchlets grooved. Leaves alternate, deeply, palmately 5-lobed, to 10 x 12 cm, chartaceous; lobes elliptic, to 8 x 3.5 cm, entire; petiole to 4 cm, with 2-4 stipitate glands; stipules falcate, 2 x 1 cm, sunentire; tendrils axillary, to 15 cm. Flowers pale blue, solitary, axillary, to 6-8 cm wide; bracts 3, ovate-oblong, to 2 x 1.5 cm; pedicel to 6 cm. Hypanthium shallow. Calyx-lobes 5, oblong, to 2.5 x 1.5 cm, pinkish. Coronal filaments in 4 series: outer two longer (to 6 mm), blue apically, white in the middle and purple at base; inner two shorter (2 mm). Stamens 5; filaments 8 mm. Styles 3, each 1 cm, purple; stigmas 2 lobed. Berry ovoid, 6 x 4 mm; seeds numerous, 4 mm wide.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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