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stinking passion flower, Passiflora foetida

oworrmper (egng -)
oworrmber (egng -)
oworrper (egng -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Uw Olkola

Passion flower, near Pormpuraaw, NQ [PH]

The stinking passion flower or passion fruit, Passiflora foetida (family Passifloraceae), is a flowering creeping vine which has an edible fruit. The vine grows along fences, on other plants, etc. The stems are thin, wiry and woody, covered with yellow hairs. The leaves are three-lobed and hairy, which give off an unpleasant odour when crushed. The flowers are pink.

The fruit is edible. It is yellowish-orange when ripe, and has black seeds embedded in the pulp. For more information on plant food and the traditional subsistence of Aboriginal people in central Cape York Peninsula, see the Edible plant products page.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.