Passiflora foetida L.

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Passiflora foetida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Yaekela, Tshopo District, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Passiflora foetida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Yaekela, Tshopo District, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Passiflora foetida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Yaekela, Tshopo District, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual or biennial climber up to 4 m high with an unpleasant smell; most parts densely covered with spreading hairs and capitate glands; tendrils axillary, up to 10 cm long. Leaves 3-5-lobed, up to 11 × 11 cm, cordate at the base; margin entire or irregularly toothed and ciliate; petiole up to 6 cm long; stipules divided into filiform gland-tipped lobes. Flowers solitary, axillary, white, pink, purple or lilac, 2-5 cm in diameter, peduncles up to 6 cm long.Bracts subtending the flowers, 2-4-pinnatifid with filiform gland-tipped segments. Fruit subglobose, 1.5-3 cm in diameter, yellow to red, enveloped in the persistent bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: foetida: unpleasantly smelling; foetid.
Habitat: On riverbanks, roadsides and sometimes as a weed of cultivation.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical America and naturalized in parts of tropical and southern Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,M
Growth form(s): Climber.
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 October 2016
Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 410 - 411. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. & A. (1980). 79. Passiforaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 38 - 40. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Passiflora foetida
African Plant Database: Passiflora foetida
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Passiflora foetida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Passiflora foetida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Passiflora foetida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Passiflora foetida
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Passiflora foetida
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Passiflora foetida
iNaturalist: Passiflora foetida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Passiflora foetida
JSTOR Plant Science: Passiflora foetida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Passiflora foetida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Passiflora foetida
Plants of the World Online: Passiflora foetida
The Plant List (version 1.1): Passiflora foetida
Tropicos: Passiflora foetida
Wikipedia: Passiflora foetida


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Passiflora foetida.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177840, retrieved 4 July 2020

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