Passiflora mixta (PROSEA)

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Passiflora mixta L.f.

Family: Passifloraceae


Originating from Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, and southern Peru, where it grows wild and cultivated. Occasionally it is cultivated elsewhere, e.g. in New Zealand and Java.


Fruits are eaten fresh or prepared into drinks.


Closely related to and often confused with P. mollissima (Kunth) Bailey.

  • Fruit an ovoid berry, 4-6 cm × 2-3 cm, greenish-yellow.

Highly variable species, hybridizing easily with other tacsonias. It occurs between 500-2000 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • 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