Passiflora leschenaultii DC., Prodr. 3: 326 326 1828. (syn: Decaloba leschenaultii (DC.) M.Roem.);
Bangladesh, Myanmar as per POWO;

Habit: Shrub

Notes: Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests. Endemic to Peninsular India


Nilgiris :: Passiflora leschenaultii DC :: Passifloraceae : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Name: Passiflora leschenaultii DC (syn.: Decaloba leschenaultii)

Family: Passifloraceae
Habitat: Shola (Tropical Wet Evergreen)
Place: Kothagiri, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2000 m asl

Date: 19 Aug 2013 (ripe fruits observed in July also)


Nilgiris :: Passifloraceae :: Passiflora leschenaultii DC. : Attachments (4). 1 post by 1 author. 
Name: Passiflora leschenaultii DC. (Syn.: Decaloba leschenaultii)

Family: Passifloraceae
Date: 15 Dec 2013 (flowers)
         18 Aug 2013 (fruit)
Place: Kodanadu, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: c. 2000 m asl
A climber in the wet forests of Nilgiris


Indigenous Passiflora : 6 posts by 2 authors.
Which species of Passiflora is indigenous to India?

Using Google, I think only the following:
Passiflora leschenaultii
Western Ghats, evergreen forests. endemic to peninsular India
Passiflora foetida
Native of tropical America, now widely naturalized in the tropics, including India.

Where can we get Passiflora leschenaultia?  

The distribution is said to be restricted to evergreen forests of southern peninsular India including Western Ghats.

Not sure whether they are cultivated in nurseries; you will need to check in popular nurseries. Flowers of India has List of Nurseries in India; it should be helpful in checking out nurseries starting with those in Bengaluru/ Chennai, followed by other important cities in south.

Requesting to please ID this plant captured in Sagar Upvan, Mumbai in October 2013.
The shape of its leaves is very peculiar.
No fruits or flowers seen.
Is it from the Passiflora family?

Please check with Passiflora papilio H.L. Li.
Bilobed leaves are distinct… Monitor the plant, possibly you may spot the nice flowers soon.

Thank you … for the ID…

I shall try to visit the site soon to see the flowers 🙂

I think it should be Passiflora leschenaultia as per images, details and references herein.
Raised nectaries on surface of leaf and auriculate petiolar glands can not be seen as in Passiflora papilio H.L. Li as per MBG: Research: Passiflora Research Network   

Thanks … for following up.
On close scrutiny, I did find some petiolar glands. Attaching a cropped inage thereof.
Would it further help?

Thanks, … I saw them before in one of your images.
But these are not auricular as in Passiflora papilio H.L. Li at MBG: Research: Passiflora Research Network  

I agree …



ID – MS-01-14092013 : Attachments (3).  4 posts by 2 authors.
Please help identify this climber..
Place : Mumbai private garden.

It is a Passiflora species.

I think it should be Passiflora leschenaultia as per images, details and references herein.


Passiflora species : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Dimapur Nagaland
Kindly identify this

Images not so clear. Passiflora?

Passiflora biflora ??

Thanks, … Appears close to Passiflora leschenaultii as per images and details herein.
Looks different from Passiflora biflora (Also no distribution).

Thank you … 3/4 sp. have confusing leaf structure.



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