Passiflora morifolia Mast.

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Passiflora morifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Leopold Takawira Street, by Harare Gardens

Passiflora morifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Leopold Takawira Street, by Harare Gardens

Passiflora morifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Leopold Takawira Street, by Harare Gardens

Passiflora morifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Leopold Takawira Street, by Harare Gardens

Passiflora morifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Leopold Takawira Street, by Harare Gardens

Passiflora morifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Leopold Takawira Street, by Harare Gardens

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Synonyms:
Common names: Blue sweet calabash (English) Woodland passion flower (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced and rarely escaping. It appears to be naturalised in the Harare Gardens. A record from Gweru is mentioned in FZ-4 (Walters, Jan. 1920, K) but it is uncertain whether this concerned a truly naturalised specimen.
Description:
Herbaceous perennial climber, cultivated in gardens and rare as an escape. Stems grooved, slightly 4-angled, velvety when young; axillary tendrils present. Leaves alternate, 3-lobed with ovate-triangular, pointed lobes, deeply cordate at the base, thinly textured, somewhat roughly hairy on both surfaces; margin toothed or subentire; petiole up to 6 cm long, flattened, conspicuous glands at the apex; stipules ovate, c. 6 × 3 mm. Flowers solitary, axillary, 2-3 cm in diameter. Sepals, white mottled with red inside. Petals, white. Corona with a single row of filaments, 5-6 mm. long, white with blue or violet bands. Fruit spherical, 2 cm in diameter, blue-green, roughly hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: morifolia: with leaves like a Mulberry (Morus sp., Moraceae).
Habitat:
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Worldwide distribution: Native of South America and cultivated in some warm countries. Naturalized in Malaysia, Java and several Pacific Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 409 - 411.


Other sources of information about Passiflora morifolia:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Passiflora morifolia

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Passiflora morifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141160, retrieved 17 July 2019

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