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Passiflora aurantia var. aurantia

Decaloba/Disemma
Australia 1786
Min 4°C 40°F or lower July-Oct

Passiflora aurantia var. aurantia, the orange petalled Passion flower, is native to the island of New Caledonia, parts of New GuineaCape York Peninsula and North East Queensland. The flowers stay open for a few days with a distinct change to a darker near red colour. The green ovoid fruit are edible but insipid. It is tropical loving full sun but will flower outside in UK. It has had about dozen synonyms. It is shown in the gallery above. One of a number of sub-species, P. aurantia var. samoensis (1972), which is native to Samoa, is shown below.

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Passiflora aurantia var. samoensis

Decaloba/Disemma
Samoa 1924
Min 4°C 40°F

P. aurantia var. samoensis (1972), synonym P. samoensis, which is native to Samoa, is one of number of sub-species of P. aurantia.