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. Flowers white or light purple with white spots or lines, 2–3 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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