Wild passionfruit (Passiflora)

A group of climbing plants with tendrils often found growing in neglected or weedy areas.
The flowers can range in colour from white to pale purple, to greenish yellow, and sometimes red. Flower size can range from 6mm in diameter (for Passiflora suberosa) to 10cm (for Passiflora caerulea).
The leaves are usually 3-5 lobed, but in certain species, can be undivided with an entire margin (Passiflora suberosa and Passiflora foetida). Opposite the leaves are long curling tendrils.

Toxicity category: 2
Category 2 - Potentially toxic
Warning:

Common name: Wild passionfruit

Botanical name: Passiflora species (most common species Passiflora suberosa, Passiflora caerulea and excluding Passiflora edulis)

Other common names: –

Family: Passifloraceae

General description: Robust herb up to 3m tall, cultivated as a crop but sometimes found as a weedy escape.

Flowers: The flowers can range in colour from white to pale purple, to greenish yellow, and sometimes red. Flower size can range from 6mm in diameter (for Passiflora suberosa) to 10cm (for Passiflora caerulea).

Leaves: The leaves are usually 3-5 lobed, but in certain species, can be undivided with an entire margin (Passiflora suberosa and Passiflora foetida). Opposite the leaves are long curling tendrils.

Fruit/Berries: The fruit are oval to round in shape, with a fleshy pulp containing numerous seeds. Immature fruit is green, turning dark purple to black when ripe.

Other: –

Symptoms: Unripe fruit may cause nausea and vomiting.

Toxicity category: 2
Category 2 - Potentially toxic
Warning:

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