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  Passiflora incarnata
 
  Family: PASSIFLORACEAE
  Citation:  Passiflora incarnata L., Sp. Pl. 959. 1753; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 118. 1982.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Purple passion-flower
  Description: Perennial shrub, climbing with pubescent to glabrescent tendrils. Leaves with l-2 cm long, pubescent petiole bearing 2 sessile glands at top; lamina broadly ovate, truncate, minutely pubescent, 8-9 cm long, 7-8 cm broad, 3-lobed; lobes elliptic lanceolate, serrate, acute; stipules subulate, 4-6 mm long. Flowers solitary axillary on 3-3.5 cm long, articulated, pubescent peduncle, showy, pinkish pale, 4-5 cm across; pedicel c. 4 mm long; bracts with 5-6 glands, oblong obovate, c. 1.5 cm long, c. 1 cm broad, cuneate, undulate towards denticulate acuminate apex; hypanthium cupular. Sepals 5, oblong. Petals 5, oblong lanceolate, 2-2.5 cm long, 8-10 mm broad, acute, cuspidate, pale-pink. Corona multiseriate, purplish blue. Stamens 5, filaments c. 8 mm long; anthers linear- oblong, c. 8 mm long. Ovary subglobose, c. 5 mm long, pubescent; gynophore 1.2-1.5 cm long; styles c. 8 mm long. Fruit oblong-ovoid, c. 5 cm long, yellow.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown in gardens
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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