Common name: Stinking Passionflower
Passiflora foetida L. APNI*
Description: Plants hairy, hairs simple and glandular, often golden-brown and bristly.
Leaves usually 3-lobed, lamina 4–7 cm long, with an unpleasant odour, margins entire or with a few irregular teeth; petiole 1–3 cm long, glandular-hairy.
Bracts surrounding the flower and fruit finely and deeply dissected, 2–4 cm long. white, c. 3 cm diam.
Berry ovoid, c. 20 mm diam., hairy, yellow to orange; edible.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized on margins of rainforest and roadsides north from the Richmond R., not common. Native of Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Other Australian states: *Qld *N.T.
Text by G. J. Harden
|N.S.W. occurrences are: var. foetida|
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