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Passiflora pulchella
Kunth, Passifloraceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

English: two-lobed passion flower, wingleaf passionfruit

Habit:  vine

Description:  "Herbaceous vinesLeaves with blades 1.5-5 cm long, 4-9 cm wide, 2-lobed, venation conspicuously reticulate, glabrous, with orbicular laminar nectaries ca. 1 mm in diameter between main veins on lower surface, stipules setaceous, 3-8 mm long, deciduous.  Flowers campanulate, 3-4 cm in diameter, peduncles usually paired; hypanthium 0.2-0.4 cm long; sepals and petals bluish white, corona yellow, banded with purple, filamentous, 1-1.5 cm long.  Berries purple at maturity, globose, 1-1.5 cm in diameter"  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 1012).

Habitat/ecology:  In Hawai‘i, "introduced as an ornamental, escaping into abandoned lots and sugar cane fields, 135 m" (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 1012).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  "...open lowlands from southern Mexico to northern South America" (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 1012).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
American Samoa
Manu‘a Islands
Ofu Island introduced
Ragone, Diane/Lorence, David H. (2003) (p. 52)
Passiflora cf. pulchella
American Samoa
Manu‘a Islands
Ofu Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2001) (voucher ID: PTBG 35359)
Taxon name on voucher: Passiflora cf. pulchella Kunth
French Polynesia
Tuamotu Archipelago
Makatea (Ma‘atea) Island introduced
invasive
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Voucher cited: J. Florence 9132 (PAP)
Adventice
French Polynesia
Tuamotu Archipelago
Makatea (Ma‘atea) Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1988) (voucher ID: BISH 558732)
Taxon name on voucher: Passiflora pulchella Kunth
French Polynesia
Tuamotu Archipelago
Tuamotu Island introduced
invasive
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Voucher cited: J. Florence 9132 (PAP)
Adventice
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 1012)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 1012)


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This page was created on 1 JAN 1999 and was last updated on 20 OCT 2006.