Saturday, November 6, 2010

Passiflora foetida

Passiflora foetida

Passiflora is genus encompassing a big group of vine type of plants. The stem is thin and the leaves are lobed, 3 or 5, with the middle lobe bearing the end of the main leaf vein. The whole plant is covered with bristles.

Typically the plant grows wild in the bushes or hedges, either creeping on the groud or climbing on other plants, poles or fences. To aid in climbing the plant possess tendrils to hook itself to the surfaces.

The flowers have white petals and give rise to small fruits, which are green when young and yellow to yellowish-red when mature. The seeds are black and are covered with juicy tissues. When ripe, the juice taste sweet.











Passiflora foetida
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Subgenus: Passiflora
Species: P. foetida

1 comment:

Ron Mylar said...

Passiflora is a big group of vine type of plants. The stem is thin and the leaves are lobed. These are the plants of Malaysia. The whole plants are covered with Bristles.