Passiflora pentaschista

Western Mexico
Pub. Killip 1938
Flowering and fruiting October-May

Passiflora pentaschista. Previously known as Passiflora arida var. pentaschista, this species was revised by Svoboda and Harris in June 2018. See Wiley Online Abstract. The species appears to be most closely related to Passiflora arida, but differs in leaf vestiture and corona coloration. It is native to western Mexico (the Baja California peninsula, Sinaloa, and Sonora) with recent introductions in the United States (Arizona and California). Once beyond its native range this species has a tendency to become weedy, or perhaps even invasive, if not properly managed.