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Passiflora miniata Vanderpl.
Family Passifloraceae
Common name: Red Grenadilla , Scarlet Passion Flower

Passiflora miniata Vanderpl. APNI*

Synonyms: Passiflora coccinea Aubl. APNI*
Passiflora caerulea sensu Harden, G.J. (1990) Flora of NSW 1:434 APNI*

Description: Vigorous climber with puberulent stems and petioles.

Leaves simple, lamina 5–10(-22) cm long, 4–6(-12) cm wide, both surfaces minutely pubescent, margins serrate to crenate; petiole 3–4 cm long, with two glands at the base.

Flowers 7.5–12 cm diam., c. 7 cm long (incl. style and stigmas), scarlet.

Berry not seen in NSW but described as rounded, relatively large (to 5.5 cm), green, striped and mottled, becoming yellow or orange when ripe; edible.

Flowering: Said to flower year–round.

Distribution and occurrence: Native of the Guianas (northern South America). Cultivated for its showy flowers. May not be naturalised: found in overgrown garden in the Coffs Harbour area (NC) and possibly naturalised in Qld,
NSW subdivisions: *NC
AVH map***

Formerly incorrectly known as P. coccinea.

Text by G.J. Harden & L.J. Murray (2000), expanded and updated by P. Wilson.
Taxon concept: Vanderplank (2006)

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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