Passiflora coccinea

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Passiflora coccinea
Passiflora coccinea Flower side view in Hong Kong.JPG
P. coccinea flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Subgenus: Passiflora
Species: P. coccinea
Binomial name
Passiflora coccinea

Passiflora coccinea (common names Scarlet passion flower, Red passion flower) is a fast-growing vine, bearing striped, 2 cm passion fruits with edible pulp. Its beautiful dark red flowers share similarities with those of Passiflora vitifolia. It is usually grown by seeds or cuttings. The fruit is quite similar to that of Passiflora capsularis because the fruit of these are the only red ones in the Passifloraceae. It is usually eaten fresh. Native to the Amazon region of Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia as well as Venezuela and the Guianas.

Most plants cultivated as Passiflora coccinea turn out to be Passiflora miniata Vanderpl.