Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Passiflora foetida
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999; Lorence & Wagner, 2020.
   Passifloraceae -- The Passion Flower Family Bibliography
      Passiflora foetida

Common name(s): passion flower, lani wai (Ni`ihau), love-in-a-mist, pohapoha, running pop, wild water lemon
General Information
DistributionNative to the dry American tropics and subtropics.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.
















Habit
Vine with sticky, strong-smelling foliage; stems hispid-hirsute, climbing by tendrils or sprawling.
Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade 2.3‒8 cm long, 2‒8 cm wide, strongly to weakly 3-lobed, both surfaces sparsely to densely hispid-hirsute with short or long hairs, secondary veins with 1(2) pairs radiating from base, margin and petiole pubescent with glandular hairs, giving the plant a foetid odor; petiole 1‒3 cm long; stipules and bracts deeply pinnately dissected.
Flowers
Flowers campanulate, 2.6‒4.8 cm in diameter; sepals and petals white or faintly purple-tinged; hypanthium 0.4‒0.7 cm long; corona white, or distally lavender or purple, filamentous.
Fruit
Fruit yellow or red, globose, 1.8‒2.8 cm long, 1.5‒3.5 cm wide, glabrous or finely hirsute.
Chromosomes
2n = 18, 20*, 22.
Contributor
Nancy Khan