Passiflora incarnata (PROSEA)

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Passiflora incarnata L.

Family: Passifloraceae

Vernacular names

  • Apricot vine, maypop (En).


Wild in southern United States. Occasionally cultivated also in India, Italy, Cuba and South-East Asia.


The fruits are eaten raw or prepared into drinks and ice-creams. Plant also used medicinally.


  • Climbing vine, 7-10 m long with deeply 3-lobed leaves and purplish-white flowers.
  • Fruit an ovoid berry, about 5 cm long, yellow.

Up to 1500 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • Bailey, L.H., 1949. Manual of cultivated plants. Revised ed. Macmillan, New York. 1116 pp.
  • Mansfeld, R. & Schultze Motel, J., 1986. Verzeichnis landwirtschaftlicher und gärtnerischer Kuturpflanzen. 2nd ed. 4 Volumes. Springer Verlag, Berlin. 1998 pp.
  • Martin, F.W. & Nakasone, H.Y., 1970. The edible species of Passiflora. Economic Botany 24: 333-343.
  • 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