Passiflora gracilis (PROSEA)

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Passiflora gracilis Jacq.

Family: Passifloraceae


Originating from Venezuela, now cultivated there and occasionally elsewhere in the tropics.


The fruits are edible.


  • Climbing herb.
  • Flowers 2.5 cm in diameter.
  • Fruit a subglobose berry, 2.5 cm long, purple.

Species for higher altitudes in the tropics, up to 1500 m.

Selected sources

  • Brücher, H., 1977. Tropische Nutzpflanzen. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. 529 pp.
  • van Steenis, C.G.G.J. et al. (Editors), 1950-. Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Vol. 1, 4-10. Centre for Research and Development in Biology, Bogor, Indonesia, and Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen