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

Common name(s): passion flower, huehue haole
General Information
DistributionNative to and very widespread in the American subtropics and tropics and the West Indies.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.
















Habit
Herbaceous vines; stems angled, striate.
Leaves
Leaves membranous, polymorphic, blades lanceolate to sometimes ovate, 2.8-10.7(-14) cm long, 1.4-4(-9) cm wide, entire or shallowly to deeply 3-lobed, pubescent or glabrous, petioles 0.3-1.5 cm long, with 2 paired, stalked nectaries ca. 1 mm long and wide near apex, stipules linear-lanceolate, 3-4 mm long.
Flowers
Flowers campanulate, 0.5-2.4 cm in diameter, peduncles usually paired, 0.9-1.7 cm long; hypanthium ca. 0.1 cm long; sepals greenish white; petals absent; corona white or white with purple base.
Fruit
Berries dark purple at maturity, globose, 0.6-1.9 cm in diameter, aril white.
Chromosomes
2n = 12, 18, 24*, 36