Passiflora actinia

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Passiflora actinia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Species: P. actinia
Binomial name
Passiflora actinia

P. paulensis Killip[1]

Passiflora actinia species of passion flower of the Passifloraceae. It flowers mainly in early spring, producing white, mauve and blue flowers about 9 cm wide.[1]

P. actinia is an evergreen vine. Native to Brazil, it is a relatively cold tolerant passion flower, and can be seen in gardens in England. Its edible fruit (a passionfruit) is golden orange when ripe, and about 10 cm long.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ulmer, Torsten (2004). Passiflora. Portland: Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-648-5.