Passiflora capsularis

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For the similar fruit also called "Red passion flower", see Passiflora coccinea.
Red granadilla
File:Passiflora capsularis flower.jpg
P. capsularis flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Subgenus: Passiflora
Species: P. capsularis
Binomial name
Passiflora capsularis
L.

Passiflora capsularis (red granadilla) is a member of the Passifloraceae family with vanilla scented, delicate white flowers around 5cm in diameter. It produces unusual looking ribbed ellipsoid fruits reddish purple in color, which are not edible. It grows readily in tropical climates, tolerating down to 5°C and even lower for short spells. It flowers and grows readily even in small pots.[1][2]

References

  1. http://www.rarepalmseeds.com/pix/PasCap.shtml
  2. http://www.rarexoticseeds.com/en/passiflora-capsularis-seeds-passion-fruits-passion-flowers.html


      
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