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Passiflora ciliata

Min 6°C 46°F

Passiflora ciliata, natural range Mexico to North Colombia, South Florida to Caribbean. Seen here growing in Israel. Edible but slightly bland fruit.

Taxonomist Harlan Svoboda comments,

‘Passiflora ciliata. The leaves and stems are glabrous (have no hairs) and the fruits are red, plus the leaf shape is pretty typical for this species. Passiflora foetida, on the other hand, will be hairy all over and (usually) have green or yellow fruit. This group is really confusing and hard to interpret, but this is definitely P. ciliata as opposed to P. foetida.