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Passiflora edulis Sims

Passion fruit

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalpighialesA broad group encompassing 16,000 species
FamilyPassifloraceaeNamed from passion flowers, also includes maypop and various trees, shrubs and vines
GenusPassifloraFrom Latin passio, “passion,” and flos, “flower”
SpeciesedulisEdible, referring in the case of the iceplant to the fruit which is eaten in South Africa

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Passiflora edulis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Passiflora edulis (passion fruit)

6/26/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Passiflora edulis (passion fruit)

6/26/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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