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Passiflora coccinea

Passiflora coccinea (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Subgenus: P. subg. Passiflora
Supersectio: P. supersect. Coccineae
Species: Passiflora coccinea

Passiflora coccinea Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 2: 828, pl. 324. 1775.

Passiflora coccinea var. minor Mast., Fl. Bras. (Martius) 13, pt. 1: 605. 1872.
Passiflora coccinea var. velutina (DC.) Mast., Fl. Bras. (Martius) 13, pt. 1: 605. 1872.
Passiflora fulgens Wallis ex E.Morr., Belg. Hortic. xv. (1865) 103; xvi. 193. 1866.
Passiflora toxicaria Barb.Rodr., Contr. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro iv. 94. 1907.
Passiflora velutina DC., Prodr. (DC.) 3: 327. 1828.
Tacsonia fulgens Hort. ex Mast., Journ. Hort. Soc. n.s., iv. 127. 1877.
Tacsonia pubescens DC., Prodr. (DC.) 3: 335. 1828.


Not to be confused with Passiflora coccinea hort. (= Passiflora miniata Vanderplank).

Passiflora coccinea Sol. in Herb. Banks; ex DC., Prodr. (Candolle) 3: 333. 1828, nom. inval.; ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 312. 1867, nom inval; ex W.J. de Wilde, Blumea 20(1): 245. 1972, nom. inval.

References Missouri Botanical Garden. 17 Feb 2009 [1].

Vernacular names
English: Scarlet passion flower
svenska: Röd maracuja

Passiflora coccinea (common names scarlet passion flower, red passion flower) is a fast-growing vine. The vine is native to northern South America. It produces edible fruit.

Most plants cultivated as Passiflora coccinea turn out to be Passiflora miniata Vanderpl.[citation needed]

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