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  Passiflora foetida var. foetida
 
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  Family: PASSIFLORACEAE
  Citation:  Passiflora foetida L., Sp. Pl. 959. 1753, var. foetida; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 524(370). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 118. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 193. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 172. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 114. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 197. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 173. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 281. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 210. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 207. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 148. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 198. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 134. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 286. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 152. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 135. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 133. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 289. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 233. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 314. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 387. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ammummapazham, Bonchikkaya, Chadayan, Poochapazham, Poodappazham
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Fetid passion flower, Pop Vine, Running pop, Stinking passion flower, Tagua Passion Flower, Wild Maracuja
  Description: Herbaceous vines; stem, petioles and leaves glandular-hispid. Leaves roughly to deeply 3-5-lobed, 5-7 x 3-5 cm, suborbicular to ovate, cordate at base, lobes acuminate, adpressed glandular-pubescent. Petiole to 1.5 cm long. Stipules deeply dissected to glandular appendaged. Bracts and bracteoles deeply pinnatisect, glandular-pubescent. Flowers axillary, often solitary, 3-4 cm across. Calyx lobes 5, 1-1.5 x 0.6- 0.8 cm, broadly ovate, apically spurred. Petals white, shorter than calyx lobes. Coronal segments in 2 whorls; outer coronal hairs many, 0.8-1 cm long; inner ones 2-3 mm long. Gynandrophore 5 mm long. Stamens 5. Ovary 1-celled; ovules many; styles 3; stigma capitate. Berries 1.5- 2 cm diam., subglobose, yellow, subtended by the bracts and brcteoles; seeds many, 4-5 mm, ovate, laterally compressed, pitted.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America; now naturalised in India, China and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Karimutty, Manakkavala, Vengoli, Panthenthode border, Vallicode, Begur, Pappinisseri, Tolpetty, Kumbla, Chindaki forest, Mukkali forests, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Malampuzha, Walayar, Alappuzha beach, Nadugani ghats, Kanjirakadavu, Vand
   
 
   
 
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