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(There has been some confusion in Hawaii regarding the taxonomy/identification of the plant commonly known as "banana poka," which has been variously called Passiflora mollissima, Passiflora tripartita var. tripartita, Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima, and Passiflora tarminiana. As far as we can determine, there is  only a single taxon of this plant in Hawaii, and its current name is Passiflora tarminiana.)
Passiflora tripartita information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Passiflora tripartita, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
IPNI nomenclature info for Passiflora tripartita
Nomenclatural information about Passiflora tripartita is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).
Note on the identity of the introduced passionflower vine "banana poka" in Hawaii
The aggressive alien vine known in Hawaii as " banana poka" has been identified as Passiflora mollissima (HBK.) Bailey, P. mixta L., or an introgressive hybrid between P. mollissima and some unnamed species due to its atypical morphology. Determination of the correct taxonomic status of this taxon is an important initial step in any biocontrol work. This paper reports a comparative analysis of Hawaiian material against type and other collections of this species complex.
Passiflora mollissima (Passifloraceae): species information from HEAR
Categorized information about Passiflora mollissima (Passifloraceae) is presented by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR).
Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Passifloraceae): species information from HEAR
Categorized information about Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Passifloraceae) is presented by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR).
Passiflora tripartita var. tripartita: species information from HEAR
Categorized information about Passiflora tripartita var. tripartita (Passifloraceae) is presented by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR).
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