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Passiflora suberosa (PASSIFLORACEAE) Corky Passion Vine

Image: Corky stem and foliage

Passiflora
Photo: Robert Whyte

Native to tropical America, Cory Passion vine is a climbing plant with tendrils for support.

As the name suggests the stems become white and corky with age. The vine grows to about 6m, variously hairless to hairy,

Alternately arranged leaves are usually lobed with three pointed lobes like an ivy, sometimes entire. There is a small tendril and a stipule at the base of each leaf stalk.

Image: Flowers buds and foliage


Corky Passion Vine
Photo: Robert Whyte

Flowers are small and usually greenish or whitish throughout most of the year. This photo shows the flowers and stems reddish, unusual abut within the realms of variation. Also visible in this photo, the stipule and tendrils.

This species has a very variable leaf shape and has been renamed many times due to misidentification.

Image: Mature fruit


Passiflora
Photo: Robert Whyte

Fruit are spherical berries, blue-black when ripe. This photograph was taken on Enoggera Creek near Yoorala Street, The Gap.

Also known as Devil's Pumpkin, Huehue Haole, Indigo Berry, Wild Passionfruit.

Image: Flower closeup


Corky Passion Vines
Photo: Robert Whyte

This flower and bud, showing tendril, was photographed at Walton Bridge Reserve, The Gap on Sunday, 11 March 2007.