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Passiflora subpeltata
Ortega, Passifloraceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

English: white passion flower

Spanish: granadina

Tongan: vaine ‘ae kuma

Habit:  vine

Description:  "VinesLeaves membranous, blades 2.5-8.5 cm long, 3.2-9.7 cm wide, 3-lobed, glabrous and glaucous, especially on lower surface, petioles with 2-4 usually paired, stipitate nectaries ca. 1 mm long, stipules oblong-ovate, auriculate, 20-33 mm long, 7-13 mm wide.  Flowers campanulate, 3.2-6.5 cm in diameter, peduncles solitary; hypanthium 0.4-0.7 cm long; sepals green, inner ones with white margins, lanceolate, with a subapical awn ca. 8 mm long on lower surface; petals white; corona white, filamentous, up to 2 cm long.  Berries yellowish green, somewhat glaucous, ovate to globose, 1.8-4 cm in diameter" (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 1014).

Habitat/ecology:  In Hawai‘i, "escaping from cultivation and naturalized in dry to mesic, disturbed sites, growing over other vegetation, 10-1,220 m" (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 1014).  In Tonga, "occasional in disturbed vegetation" (Whistler, 1988; p. 32).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Mexico, Central America and northern South America (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 1014).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 1014)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Maui Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 1014)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Moloka‘i Island introduced
invasive
Oppenheimer, Hank L. (2003) (p. 18)
Voucher cited: Oppenheimer H110122 (BISH, PTBG)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 1014)
Voucher cited: Rock 2658 (BISH)
Tonga
Tonga Islands
Tonga Islands   Whistler, W. A. (1988) (p. 32)
Tonga
Tongatapu Group
Tongatapu Island introduced
invasive
Yuncker, T. G. (1959) (p. 193)
Voucher cited: Yuncker 15055
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental)   Holm, Leroy/Pancho, Juan V./Herberger, James P./Plucknett, Donald L. (1979) (p. 270)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland introduced
invasive
Queensland Herbarium (2002) (p. 6)
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guatemala (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico (United Mexican States) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Panama
Panama
Panama (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)


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This page was created on 5 AUG 2002 and was last updated on 18 APR 2009.