Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Passifloraceae - Passion flower family

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978) Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Mainly herbs or climbers with tendrils, some shrubs and trees. Stipules present or 0. Conspicuous false stipules present in our species of Basananthe. Leaves alternate. Tendrils either axillary or at apex of flowering peduncle or 0. Flowers bisexual, unisexual or polygamous, actinomorphic. Calyx tube present. Petals present or 0. Corona usually present, ring-shaped, simple or double, tubular and often fimbriate at the apex. Stamens 5, rarely 6-10 or many. Ovary superior with 3-5(-6) carpels, 1-locular. Fruit a berry or a capsule.

Worldwide: 17 genera and 575 species, tropical and warm temperate, especially America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 4 cultivated taxa.

Passiflora ligularis

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Passiflora L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Passifloraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Passifloraceae
Flora of Caprivi: Passifloraceae
Flora of Malawi: Passifloraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Passifloraceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Passifloraceae
Flora of Zambia: Passifloraceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Passifloraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Passifloraceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Passifloraceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Passifloraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=167, retrieved 7 December 2016

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