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Key to families | Table of families and genera

Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


Stem: round to angled, tendrils in axils. Leaf: glandular or not, glabrous to hairy; stipules minute to leaf-like, glandular or not, persistent or not. Inflorescence: generally 1 per node; generally bracted, bracts minute to leaf-like, glandular or not. Flower: ± green to brightly colored; anthers easily rotated; ovary generally stalked, styles 3 [4], stigmas rounded to lobed.
± 540 species: edible juice from arils of some species. (Latin: passion or suffering + flower, for flower symbolizing Christ's crucifixion) [Ulmer & MacDougal 2004 Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World. Timber Press] Many species popular in horticulture.

Key to Passiflora

1. Stem angular, glabrous; leaves glabrous, (3)5–7(9)-lobed; flower with cup 0.4–0.5 cm deep; sepals, petals white; corona of elongate filaments ..... P. caerulea

1' Stem round, hairy; leaves soft-hairy adaxially, 3-lobed; flower with long tube 6–8 cm; sepals, petals pink; corona of small knobs ..... P. tarminiana


Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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