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Passiflora aurantia G.Forst. var. aurantia Family Passifloraceae
Common name: Blunt-leaved Passionfruit

Passiflora aurantia var. aurantia G.Forst. APNI*

Description: Small glabrous twiner.

Leaves 3-lobed, lamina usually 2–5 cm long, sometimes to 8 cm long, lobes broad and shallow, rounded; petiole 1–3 cm long, usually with 2 glands near apex; stipules c. 1 mm long or absent.

Flowers c. 5 cm diam., creamy-white turning pink and red with age.

Berry ellipsoid, c. 30 mm long, purplish.


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Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly in warm rainforest north from Ballina, also recorded from near Gravesend; not common.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***


The single variety in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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