Passiflora tripartita

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Passiflora tripartita
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
P. tripartita
Binomial name
Passiflora tripartita
(Juss.) Poir. (1811)
  • Passiflora psilantha (Sodiro) Killip
  • Passiflora tripartita var. tripartita
  • Tacsonia psilantha Sodiro
  • Tacsonia tripartita Juss.

Passiflora tripartita also called curuba, tumbo, curuba de Castilla and tumbo serrano is a species of Passiflora from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil in areas at elevations of 2000 – 3200 meters.


The banana passionfruit is native to the Andean valleys from Venezuela to Bolivia. It was domesticated and cultivated since pre-Columbian times by various cultures of western South America before the Spanish Conquest and today it is commonly cultivated and its fruit are regularly sold in local markets. The vine is grown in California as an ornamental under the name "soft leaf passionflower". It is grown to some extent in Hawaii, Madeira and the State of Tamil Nadu, India. The fruit is yellow-orange when ripe and contains a sweet edible orange-colored pulp with black seeds.

P. tripartita var. mollissima and P. tarminiana were until recently considered to be one species, P. mollissima.


  • Passiflora tripartita var. azuayensis[1]
  • Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima
  • Passiflora tripartita var. tripartita


  1. ^ Heenan, P. B.; Sykes, W. R. (2003). "Passiflora(Passifloraceae) in New Zealand: A revised key with notes on distribution". New Zealand Journal of Botany. Informa UK Limited. 41 (2): 217–221. doi:10.1080/0028825x.2003.9512842. ISSN 0028-825X.

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