Sp. Pl. 959 (1753) APNI
Woody, glabrous vine. Leaves 5-lobed, up to 8 cm long and 11 cm wide; lobes acute or obtuse; margins entire, but usually with a few glands on the distal part of the lobes; petiole 2–2.5 cm long, with 2–4 (rarely 6) stalked glands; stipules leafy, more or less reniform, attached laterally. Flowers 6–10 cm across; bracts c. 2.5 cm long, green; sepals keeled, 3–4 cm long, green outside, white or pink inside, terminated by thread-like tip to 1 cm long; petals c. as long as sepals, pale pink; outer corona of threads in 4 series, purple at base, white in middle, blue at apex; inner corona membranous and white in lower third, thread-like and dark purple above; anthers and ovary subtended by stalk c. 1 cm long, ovary-stalk hardly extending further. Berry ovoid, to 6 cm long and 4 cm diam., orange-yellow. Flowers c. Aug., Dec.
*EGL, *GipP, *HSF, *VAlp, *VVP. Also naturalised Qld, NSW. Native to Brazil. Cultivated in Australia for its flowers and as a stock for grafted 'edible' passion-fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims), and occasionally reported as naturalised in the suburbs of Melbourne and eastern Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|