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Passiflora species - Passifloraceae

There are over 60 true species with edible fruits - promising interspecific hybrids also exist.

(Those listed with green type have cultivated varieties)

NewCROP has Passion Fruit information at:

Passionfruit— Julia Morton, Fruits of Warm Climates

Golden Berry, Passionfruit, and White Sapote: Potential Fruits for Cool Subtropical Areas—Richard McCain

Tropical Fruits—Mary Lamberts and Jonathan H. Crane

Maypop—Sievers, A.F. 1930. The Herb Hunters Guide. Misc. Publ. No. 77. USDA, Washington DC.

Magness J.R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Herbs Affecting the Central Nervous System—Varro E. Tyler

Outside links:

Passionfruit can be found in Lost Crops of the Incas from National Academy Press
Curuba Passiflora mollissima
Sweet Grandilla Passiflora ligularis
Columbian Passionfruit Passiflora antioquiensis
Curubejo Passiflora popenovii
Galupa Passiflora pinnatistipula
Chulupa Passiflora maliformis
Rosy Passionfruit Passiflora cumbalensis
Passiflora schlimiana
Passiflora ampullacea
Passiflora tripartita
Passiflora mixta
Passiflora ambigua
Passiflora mandonii

Passion Fruit "FRUIT FACTS" (Fruit Facts are a series of publications of the the California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. that contain information on individual fruits, including botanical identification, description and culture notes based on California research, and characteristics of cultivars).

Ethnobotanical and phytochemical information on Passiflora spp.
The Passiflora Discussion Group:
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