Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Passifloraceae - Passion flower family

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978) Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Mainly herbs or climbers with tendrils, some shrubs and trees. Stipules present or 0. Conspicuous false stipules present in our species of Basananthe. Leaves alternate. Tendrils either axillary or at apex of flowering peduncle or 0. Flowers bisexual, unisexual or polygamous, actinomorphic. Calyx tube present. Petals present or 0. Corona usually present, ring-shaped, simple or double, tubular and often fimbriate at the apex. Stamens 5, rarely 6-10 or many. Ovary superior with 3-5(-6) carpels, 1-locular. Fruit a berry or a capsule.

Worldwide: 17 genera and 575 species, tropical and warm temperate, especially America.

Zambia: 5 genera and 25 taxa.

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GenusContent
Adenia Forssk.Description
Basananthe Peyr.Description
Paropsia Noronha ex ThouarsDescription, Image
Passiflora L.Description
Viridivia J.H. Hemsl. & Verdc.Description

Other sources of information about Passifloraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Passifloraceae
Flora of Caprivi: Passifloraceae
Flora of Malawi: Passifloraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Passifloraceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Passifloraceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Passifloraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Passifloraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Passifloraceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Passifloraceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Passifloraceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=167, retrieved 28 July 2017

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