Passiflora suberosa L., Sp. Pl. 958 1753. (Syn: Anthactinia walkeri M.Roem.; Baldwinia peltata (Cav.) Raf.; Cieca angustifolia M.Roem.; Cieca flexuosa (Gardn.) M.Roem.; Cieca globosa (Vell.) M.Roem.; Cieca hederacea (Cav.) M.Roem.; Cieca heterophylla (Dryand. ex Ait.) Moench; Cieca limbata (Ten.) M.Roem.; Cieca nigra (Jacq.) Medic.; Cieca olivaeformis M.Roem.; Cieca peltata (Cav.) M.Roem.; Cieca pseudosuberosa (Fisch.) M.Roem.; Cieca suberosa (L.) Moench; Cieca viridis Medic.; Cieca warei (Nutt.) M.Roem.; Granadilla suberosa (L.) Gaertn.; Meioperis angustifolia (Sw.) Raf.; Meioperis hederacea (Cav.) Raf.; Meioperis peltata (Cav.) Raf.; Meioperis suberosa (L.) Raf.; Monactineirma angustifolia (Sw.) Bory; Monactineirma hederacea (Cav.) Bory; Monactineirma peltata (Cav.) Bory; Monactineirma suberosa (L.) Bory; Passiflora angustifolia Sw.; Passiflora calliaquatica E.H.L.Krause; Passiflora flexuosa Gardn.; Passiflora glabra Mill.; Passiflora globosa Vell.; Passiflora hederacea Cav.; Passiflora hederifolia Lam.; Passiflora heterophylla Dryand. ex Ait.; Passiflora hispidula Knowles & Westc.; Passiflora kohautiana Presl; Passiflora limbata Tenore; Passiflora lineariloba Hook.fil.; Passiflora longifolia Lam.; Passiflora maculata Donn; Passiflora nigra Jacq.; Passiflora olivaeformis Mill.; Passiflora parviflora Sw.; Passiflora peltata Cav.; Passiflora pseudosuberosa Fisch.; Passiflora puberula Hook.fil.; Passiflora suberosa var. angustifolia (Sw.) Mast.; Passiflora suberosa var. hederacea (Cav.) Mast.; Passiflora suberosa var. lineariloba (Hook.fil.) Mast.; Passiflora suberosa var. longiloba Triana & Planch.; Passiflora suberosa var. longipes S.Watson; Passiflora suberosa var. perhastata Fosberg; Passiflora tridactylites Hook.fil.; Passiflora velata Mast.; Passiflora villosa Macfad.; Passiflora viridiflora hort. ex Tenore; Passiflora walkeri Wight; Passiflora warei Nutt.);
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 as per Catalogue of Life;    
Common name: Corky Passion Flower, corkystem passionflower, devil’s pumpkin, indigo berry, wild passionfruit
Climbing shrub.
Leaves 7-8cm trilobed. alternate, dark green.
Tendrils axillary.
FLOWERS VERY SMALL ABOUT 1 CM IN SIZE. solitary axillary yellowish green
Fruits : Berry green turning to black.

Native of tropical America. Naturalised in India. 

Flora of Chakrata- Passiflora suberosa from Assan barrage area Dak Pathar: Now sharing pics shot during the Chakrata 5 days visit
Passiflora suberosa from Assan barrage area Dak Pathar
growing wild on Wire fencing 

Corky Passion Flower. New species to me. Native to the Americas. It is here in Bangalore as well, I think.
Is it recently introduced to India?

The plant is not so uncommon in the sal forest in doon valley along with P. foetida and some times to some extent above. 




Passiflora for ID : Mumbai : 220512 : AK-1:   
A tiny Passion Flower seen at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai on the 25th of March,12.

Leaves photographed on 8th April,12.
Fruits very small like berries, the size of a Green Pea.
Ripe fruits Purple in color.
A climber.
Passiflora suberosa?
Kindly confirm id.

Yes you are right. This is Passiflora suberosa Syn Passiflora minima with tiny flowers, 

Yes this plant is also common in Dakpathar Area (uttarakhand)

Yes Passiflora suberosa. Leaves are so variable….

Nice set of photographs … I had also seen this plant at “Sagar Upwan, Colaba, Mumbai”.





Passiflora suberosa; Pune: Passiflora suberosa L. syn. Passiflora minima
Climbing shrub.
Leaves 7-8cm trilobed. alternate, dark green.
Tendrils axillary.
FLOWERS VERY SMALL ABOUT 1 CM IN SIZE. solitary axillary yellowish green
Fruits : Berry green turning to black.
Native of tropical America. Naturalised in India.



ID Passiflora : Attachments (8). 2 posts by 2 authors.

I found this small Passiflora variety growing wild on the fences in Mumbai.
I could click few photos of the vine with flowers and with fruit.
Pls validate if it is Passiflora lutea..

I think Passiflora suberosa. Though I haven’t seen P.lutea.




Dehradun-Mussoorie Tour 2013:: Twiner for id from Dehradun.. : Attachments (7). 4 posts by 4 authors. 

Please help to id this twiner shot from near Dehradun, this is becoming difficult for me due to lack of open flower pics…
my guess revolves around any passion flower, but this can be anything…
Apologise for not having sufficient pics ..

Strange I remember that last night I have seen this on any site or our group Idfied as Passiflora. But i was feeling sleepy so not remember well

Passiflora suberosa



ANJAN53 Please identify this Passiflora sp. : 9 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (3)  
Family: Passifloraceae
Date: 31st October 2014
Place: Dehra Dun
Habitat: Sal Forest
Flower: 1 cm across

It could be P.foetida 

Passiflora species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)

How about Passiflora suberosa?

Foetida is full of glandular hairs all over the plant body including calyx.

Supporting … Passiflora suberosa only

This is not P.foetida. I am sure. Stems are thin, wiry and woody covered with sticky yellow hairs. Leaves are quite different. They have glandular hairs on stems and stipular tendrils :

Regarding the photographs sent by … the photograph of the flower is not clear. However, the leaves resemble P.suberosa. Hence the species could be P.suberosa.

Thank you very much …..
Here are some other photographs I was able to locate from that trip. Sorry for not uploading the fruits before. They had got lost somewhere in the entire folder! Attachments (3)

Yes, this should be Passiflora suberosa..
P. foetida is completey ruled out..



Wild climber I’d from Bangladesh_sm_1520 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2) – 2 Mb or more.

Flowering and Picture taken : May, 2018
Habitat:  Rod side
Location: Rajshahi, Bangladesh 

Any Passiflora 

Likely to be Passiflora suberosa… 

Yes, it is Passiflora suberosa

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