Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Passiflora edulis Sims
Common names: fruit de la passion, grenadelle, grenadine, passion fruit, passionflower, purple granadilla, purple passion fruit
Organism type: vine, climber
Passiflora edulis is a vigorous vine that can reach 15 metres in length. Cultivated for its fruit, Passiflora edulis has naturalised and become invasive in many countries, including New Zealand and South Africa. Its seeds are dispersed by animals, such as wild pigs in Hawaii.
agricultural areas, natural forests, ruderal/disturbed, scrub/shrublands
Native range: South America.
Known introduced range: Pacific islands (Cook Islands, Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Niue, New Zealand, Tonga, Solomon Islands), South Africa, Indian Ocean (PIER, 2006).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Monday, 16 August 2010