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  Passiflora edulis
 
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  Family: PASSIFLORACEAE
  Citation:  Passiflora edulis Sims in Curtis, Bot. Mag. t. 1989. 1818; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 524(370). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 193. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 280. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 207. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 63. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 286. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 152. 1998; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 315. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 387. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kodikkai, Poonakkai, Sarbath, Thattupootan, Passion fruit
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Edible passion flower, Granadilla, Maracuya, Purple granadilla, Passion fruit, Parcha
  Description: Climbing shrubs. Leaves palmately 3-lobed, 9.5 x 8.2 cm, lobes oblong, apex acute or acuminate, margin serrulate, glabrous, basally 3-nerved; petiole to 1.6 cm long; stipules linear. Flowers axillary, solitary, white. Calyx lobes 5. Petals 5, inserted at the throat of calyx tube; corona tinged violet. Stamens 5. Ovary 1-celled; ovules many; styles 3; stigmas capitate. Berry c. 4 cm across.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated, sometimes running wild
  Distribution: Originally from America; introduced in India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, White, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Lock-hert gap, Choolatheruvu, Nadugani ghats
   
 
   
 
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