Colombia (Boyac, Cundinamarca, Santander), Venezuela (Distrito Federal, Merida, Tachira, Trujillo), Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico (I), Bolivia (c), Australia (I) (Queensland (I), New South Wales (I), Victoria (I)), trop. Africa (I), New Guinea (alpine (I)), Sri Lanka (I), New Zealand (I), Chatham Isl. (I), South Africa (I), Zimbabwe (I), Madeira (I) (Madeira Isl. (I)), USA (I) (California (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;
Banana Passion Flower;


AR 06,2010 : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 6 authors.

Request id please. Thanks very much.
(was seen in Ooty Botanical garden as well as on trees by roadsides)
Date/Time- may 29
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Ooty, Western Ghats
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild, garden?
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- climber
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 10 cm 

Please check with Passiflora mollisima.. common wild edible in the Nilgiris.

Indeed, Banana Passion Flower (Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima)
Synonym: Passiflora mollissima
The fruit looks just like a hanging banana:

Indeed P mollissima!! Good pictures

Yes, this climber is Passiflora mollissima (H. B. K.) Bailey of Passifloraceae.
Native of Tropical America.


Plant for ID Jun 2011 SMP1:
After observing so many Passifloras from Sir ji Just thought of sharing this plant(Climber) observed at SFO Botanical garden in Jun 2011.
I think it is from Passifloraceae. Big climber. Flowers about 10cm in size. Mostly drooping down.

I think it is Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Banana Passion flower)

Yes … think you are right.

Yes Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima


Just joined this group because I intend to start learning to identify plants/trees in India – been restricted to animals and birds till now.
I saw this flowering plant/vine in Nilgiris Botanical Garden. November 2012. About late afternoon/early evening. Can anyone please help me identify this? Like I said, I am new to plant/tree identification. The closest I can guess is the Amaryllidaceae family (Pancratium, Zephyranthes – less likely) or the Rutaceae (Atalantia) family from looking through the Flowers of India website.

The plant is a Passiflora sp., most probably P. mollissima of Passifloraceae.

Yes, I agree with … Passiflora mollissima (H.B.K.) L. H. Bailey Syn: Tacsonia mollissima H.B.K.


Passiflora mollissima (Kunth) Bailey : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 18 May 2017
Altitude: 4500 ft.

Botanical gardens, Sanfrancisco, California– 10.10.09; Fernhill Palace Ooty- Aug’10?;

Identification please? – efloraofindia | Google Groups
new name of Passiflora – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Passiflora species-2. – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Passiflora mollissima. – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Id of Flower -ID09012024SH1: 1 high res. image.

Flower for Id pl.
Location – Near Ooty, Tamilnadu
Date – December 2023

Passiflora mollissima (Kunth) L.H.Bailey



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