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Passiflora herbertiana subsp. herbertiana

Passiflora herbertiana subsp. herbertiana (*)

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. Decaloba
Supersectio: P. supersect. Disemma
Sectio: P. sect. Disemma
Species: Passiflora herbertiana
Subspecies: P. h. subsp. herbertiana – P. h. subsp. insulae-howei

Passiflora herbertiana Ker Gawl., 1823.

Disemma herbertianum (Ker Gawl.) DC., Prodr. (Candolle) 3: 332. 1828.
Murucuia herbertiana (Ker Gawl.) Sweet, Hort. Brit. (Sweet) 2: 355. 1826.


Ker Gawler, J.B. 1823. Botanical Register; Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment 9: t. 737.
Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) Passiflora herbertiana Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian National Botanic Gardens & Australian National Herbarium. Accessed: 2009 Feb 16.

Passiflora herbertiana, or native passionfruit, is a widespread climbing twiner native to moist forests on the coast and ranges of eastern Australia. The subspecies P. h. insulae-howei is endemic to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea.

The leaves are usually 3-lobed usually with a slightly hairy undersurface; 6–12 cm long; with petioles mostly 1.5–4 cm long, with 2 glands at the apex. Stipules are linear, mostly 1–3 mm long. The flowers are 6 cm wide and yellow to orange. The following green berry is 50 mm long with pale spots.[1]
Flammability & building protection

Passiflora herbertiana is included in the Tasmanian Fire Service's list of low flammability plants, indicating that it is suitable for growing within a building protection zone.[2]

Passiflora herbertiana plant profile, PlantNET
Chladil and Sheridan, Mark and Jennifer. "Fire retardant garden plants for the urban fringe and rural areas" (PDF). Tasmanian Fire Research Fund.

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