Passiflora coccinea

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Passiflora coccinea
Passiflora coccinea flower.jpg
Passiflora coccinea.jpg
P. coccinea
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
Aubl.
Synonyms
P. coccinea flower

Passiflora coccinea (common names Scarlet passion flower, Red passion flower) is a fast-growing vine bearing striped 2 centimetres (0.79 in) passion fruits with edible pulp. The vine is native to the Amazon region of Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia as well as Venezuela and the Guianas.

P. coccinea has beautiful dark red flowers which share similarities with those of Passiflora vitifolia. It is usually grown from seeds or cuttings. The fruit is usually eaten fresh.

Most plants cultivated as Passiflora coccinea turn out to be Passiflora miniata Vanderpl.[citation needed]

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