Scientific Name:
Passiflora L., Sp. Pl. 955-960 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):
Passion flower

Herbaceous or ± woody climbers with branch-opposed tendrils. Petioles usually with several prominent glands. Fls usually ☿; bracts often large and in whorls of 3, rarely 0. Receptacle forming a saucer-shaped to cylindric hypanthium, occasionally hypanthium 0. Sepals (1)–5, free or united towards base, often petaloid. Petals usually (4)–5, rarely 0; corona variously developed. Stamens 5, united into a tube around the gynophore; anthers versatile. Ovary usually with 3 parietal placentas; styles usually 3. Fr. a many-seeded berry.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Passiflora L.
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Exotic: Fully Naturalised5
Exotic: Casual4
Exotic: Cultivated1
Heenan, P.B.; Sykes, W.R. 2003: Passiflora (Passifloraceae) in New Zealand: a revised key with notes on distribution. New Zealand Journal of Botany 41(2): 217–221.
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.