Passiflora suberosa

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Passiflora suberosa
Passiflora suberosa flower.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Subgenus: Decaloba
Species: P. suberosa
Binomial name
Passiflora suberosa

Passiflora pallida L.[1]

Passiflora suberosa is a species of passionflower that is native to the Americas.[1] Its range stretches from Florida and the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States[2] south through Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean to South America.[1] It is commonly known as corkystem passionflower due to the corkiness of older stems. The fruit is not hardy and transitions from green to indigo, purple and, lastly, black as it ripens. This species is a host plant for the caterpillars of the Gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), Julia heliconian (Dryas iulia), Mexican silverspot (Dione moneta) and zebra heliconian (Heliconius charithonia).[2] It is a larval host plant for the glasswing butterfly (Acraea andromacha) in Australia.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Taxon: Passiflora suberosa L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Corkystem Passionflower - Passiflora suberosa". North American Butterfly Association. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  3. ^ Braby, M.F., Butterflies of Australia; Their Identification, Biology and Distribution. CSIRO Publishing 2000

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