Common name: Native Passionfruit
Passiflora herbertiana Ker Gawl. APNI*
Description: Twiner with stems, petioles and lower surface of leaves finely hairy, sometimes sparsely so.
Leaves usually 3-lobed; lamina mostly 6–12 cm long, lobes broad and shallow, usually acute at apex; lamina rarely unlobed, sometimes juvenile plants with lamina 2–4 cm long and lobes rounded (similar to Passiflora aurantia); petiole mostly 1.5–4 cm long, with 2 glands at the apex; stipules linear, mostly 1–3 mm long.
Flowers c. 6 cm diam., yellow to orange.
Berry subglobose, c. 50 mm long, green with paler spots.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in moist forest on coast and ranges, north from Narooma.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, CWS, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
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