Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, Pando), N-Brazil (Amazonas, Acre), Costa Rica, Peru, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia (Amazonas, Antioquia, Boyac, Caldas, Caquet, Cauca, Choc, Crdoba, Cundinamarca, Guaviare, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Santander, Tolima, Valle, Vaups), Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela (Zulia), Hawaii (I) (Oahu (I) (Ko: Manoa Falls Trail) (I)), trop. Africa (I), Java (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Perfumed Passion Flower, Grape Leaved Passion Fruit;
P. coccinea has unlobed double serrated leaves and larger bracts, whereas P. vitifolia has lobed leaves somewhat similar to that of a grape leaves.
According to Ulmer & MacDougal, coccinea has “unlobed double-serrate leaves and large bracts, distinguishing it from other species of supersection Coccinea, especially P. vitifolia.


efloraindia: 200911 BRS 35:
Pl. find the attached file contain a photo of Passiflora vitifolia
Fruit bearing is not at all occurring. Is there any particular reason or any special pollination insects absent ? may lead to this problem.

Very Beautiful color. Here it is propagated by stem cuttings only.

Passiflora vitifolia – 050212 – RK:
Pics taken on 07-01-20`12 – 1.30pm & [of different plant] on
09-01-2012 – 10.30am in Jungle Lodges, Lakkavally, Karnataka on the high banks of the River Bhadravati.
I find the last 3 pics an unusual stage of the flowers. I know these are not pics of bud or bract. Would like info -please. Also whatare ‘button’-like formations along the margins? I found these very interesting & wanted to share these pics with indiantreepix.

Req- Plant for ID-4:
Req- Plant for ID
Plant from Botanical Garden Yercaud Tamil Nadu
Date: 18.2.2013

Seems to be Passiflora coccinea Aubl.

Passiflora coccinea

Kindly check for Passiflora vitifolia as in flowersofindia.
Common names Perfumed Passion Flower, Grape Leaved Passion Fruit.
I came to know the difference just recently.
Please correct me if wrong.

You are right. I didnt came to know about it. P. coccinea has unlobed double serrated leaves and larger bracts, whereas P. vitifolia has lobes leaves somewhat similar to that of a grape leaves.



It is my pleasure to share few images of Passiflora vitifolia  (Passifloraceae)

Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.PerfumedPassionFlower 

Habit: A spreading climber 

Habitat: Wild- An escape 

Sighting: Chikmagalur 

Date: 19-02-2016, 20-02-2016 and 26-02-2016

Wonderful captures from you


Passiflora vitifolia Kunth : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)- around 1 Mb each.

Location: Kolkata, India
Date: 8 September 2017
Elevation : 25 ft.

Superb close ups.

Passiflora coccinea :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 08 APR 18 : 8 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane
Date: April 8, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Passiflora coccinea  Aubl.

I have a feeling that I have messed up this post.
The first among the two pictures could be either Passiflora coccinea OR Passiflora vitifolia … I will have to visit the plant again to check the leaves.
The second picture though a red passionflower – is clearly different from the first one; it must be Passiflora ‘Lady Margaret’ … a hybrid between P. coccinea and P. incarnata.
I will return to this post after I get picture of leaves to confirm identity of plant in first picture.

Thanks, …, I had these things in mind and would have certainly checked while incorporating in efi site.

One of my flickr contacts studying, growing and hybridising passionflowers has validated the ID of posted plants to be Passiflora vitifolia. I have corrected my notes in flickr.


Passiflora vitifolia :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 21 APR 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: April 21, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Passiflora vitifolia  Kunth

Thanks very much … for the appreciation.
Some more pictures of the same plant on different date; to see leaves.
3 images.

Passiflora vitifolia Kunth : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 250 kb each.
Location:  Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date  26 August 2018
Habit : Wild 

Cultivated !

Passiflora for id from Vikasnagar-2010:
This one is a long pending identification of a climber shot from boundary wall of a house in Vikasnagar, Uttrakhand. The pics were taken in September 2010. Surely they belong to Passiflora. Can this be P. coccinea. Unfortunately the flower not fully open.

…, this may not be P. coccinea, which is suppose to have simple unlobed leaf. But I am not sure.
Let’s wait for more comments…

This is Passiflora vitifolia as per images and details herein.


Does this variety fruit?:
Does this variety of the Passion Flower fruit?

Your photograph is a proof that the plant flowers. The question you might be asking is : where(in which place)?

Passiflora coccinea

I Think Passiflora vitifolia

I am sorry. This is not P.coccinea. This ornamental red passionflower is prolific in flowering. But no fruits are seenb. Commomly available in Pune Nursderies. Grows well in Kokan climate also.

At least I have not seen for last 5-6 yrs.

My understanding from the question is whether the plant/species produces fruit?
If this is the question my answer is that it differs from place to place.
Studies on the pollination biology of this plant (not sure about the species) is going on in Karnataka.
It is found that in some places there is no fruit set at all. No clue, so far, why it is so.
If it is (this species/variety) a recent introduction to any new place it takes sometime to start producing fruits as these plants need specific pollinators to effect pollination.

I have seen this type of passionflower in a nursery and did not see any fruits. Only flower. The nursery lady told me that it is grown from cutting and it will take at least two years for the new planted one to flower.

This was flowering profusely for a whole year, but not a single fruit. The regular purple passion flower gives lots of fruit tho in Bangalore.

Incase you are interested.

Passiflora vitifolia is native to south american countries from Brazil to Nicaragua…
Pollinators are BATS, HUMMNINGBIRDS and BUMBLE BEES… among others…

these flying things may not have discovered your plant… or liked it..
there are many regional differences…. or the cutting sent to India may have been sterile….
One could do manual hand pollination and see if its true or not, since its a big flower and stamen and stigma are right out there for you to see and touch…..
just like I have never seen a Quis qualis bear fruits in Calcutta… though in Myanmar it is a regular happening… and our Quis qualis has its lineage in Myanmar… and in Chinese medicine its an important item… do not know what pollinators are needed or did Myanmar gardener/horticulturists who originally sent in the specimen
to Royal Botanical gardens in Calcutta sent in duds??? knowingly???
no body has answers… I do not have a quis qualis of my own at this point otherwise I would definitley try awhat I just preached….HA HA …

I have never seen any fruit on purple variety right from my childhood. If possible can you send these fruits photos sometime.

Sent you a picture. I call this variety purple! Will send you a pic of the fruit when it appears.

I have noticed this climber in several places at Coimbatore with flowers only, no fruiting was noticed.
Propagation through cuttings only (As one of the efi member suggested).

The question still remains………………………….
Both Passiflora coccinea and Passiflora vitifolia produce red coloured similar looking flowers. Whether the given plant has grape like leaves to call it P. vitifolia ?

This is Passiflora vitifolia as per images and details herein.


Passiflora vitifolia Kunth
Loc.: Da Lat, Vietnam
Date: July, 2012

Flower for Id -ID19022021SH1: 2 images.
Flower for Id pl.
Location – Pune
Date – Feb. 2021

Passiflora vitifolia Kunth !


Passiflora vitifolia from Plantae Paradise, Datiyar Village, Solan, Himachal Pradesh-GS19012022-3: 2 high res. images.
Climber photographed from Plantae Paradise, Datiyar Village, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 29-5-2015, differentiated from P. coccinea (leaves mostly unlobed, coarsely double serrate, bracts larger, flowers 7-12 cm across) in usually 3-lobed leaves and larger (12-18 cm across) flowers 


Passiflora vitifolia Kunth from Assam KD 01Jul 22: 4 images.
Attached images are Passiflora vitifolia Kunth from Assam. Please validate the sp.
Date :08.02.21
Location: Assam
Family : Passifloraceae
Genus & species : Passiflora vitifolia Kunth
Habit : Climber
Flower : Red 





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