Passiflora cinnabarina Lindl.

Red Passion-flower

Gard. Chron. 23: 724 (1855) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Glabrous climber or scrambler. Leaves 3-lobed (sometimes secondary lobing in young foliage), up to 10 cm long and 10 cm wide; lobes obtuse to acute; margins entire to wavy; petiole 2–5 cm long, without glands; stipules narrow-lanceolate, 3–10 mm long. Flowers 4–7 cm diam.; sepals slightly keeled, 25–35 mm long, red inside, greenish outside; petals 8–15 mm long, red; outer corona of threads 6–12 mm long, yellow; inner corona whitish, 5–6 (sometimes to 8) mm long; anthers and ovary subtended by stalk 2–4 cm long, ovary-stalk extending a further 2–7 mm. Berry ellipsoid to spheroid, 2–3.5 cm long, 2–2.5 cm wide. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, SnM, Strz, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Locally common in East Gippsland, where growing in crevices and sheltered sites among granite boulders; apparently naturalised elsewhere, e.g. Black Rock, Beaumaris, near Mt Worth and near Clover Dam.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Passifloraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
genus Passiflora
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Passiflora cinnabarina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Passiflora cinnabarina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory