Passiflora herbertiana (Passifloraceae)

Passiflora herbertiana

This native passionfruit vine is commonly known as the Yellow Passion Flower or Native Passion Flower and is typically found in rainforest and surrounding wet forest of upland areas. For a slender vine, it has rather large showy flowers with can be as wide as 10cm across. Plants can be identified by the 3-lobed leaves which has two conspicuous glands on the leaf stalk near the leaf blade and also the presence of domatia at the forks of the major veins. Without flowers, this species may be mistaken for the introduced P. suberosa but that species tends to have smaller leaves and also more regularly the presence of unlobed leaves. The fruits are somewhat ovoid and around 5cm long and tells it apart immediately. I do know know if this passionfruit vine produces delectable fruits but I will be updating on that.

Passiflora herbertiana

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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