Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Passiflora edulis
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Passifloraceae -- The Passion Flower Family Bibliography
      Passiflora edulis

Common name(s): passion flower, liliko`i, passion fruit, purple granadilla, purple water lemon
General Information
DistributionNative to Brazil, widely cultivated for the succulent aril used to make passion fruit juice and other sweet food products.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Large lianas with grooved stems.
Leaves shiny, blades usually 6-18 cm long, 7-20 cm wide, deeply 3-lobed, lateral lobes lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, central one usually elliptic, sometimes some leaves unlobed and ovate, glabrous, petioles with 2 paired globose nectaries 1-1.5 mm long at apex, stipules linear-lanceolate, 6-10 mm long.
Flowers white tinged lavender, pendent, campanulate, up to 9 cm in diameter, peduncles solitary or paired, bracts ovate, 1.8-2.5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide; hypanthium 0.4-0.9 cm long; corona purple at base, white at apex, filamentous, 1.2-2 cm long.
Berries yellow to reddish or green to greenish purple at maturity, globose, 5-9 cm in diameter, aril orange to yellow.
2n = 18*