Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Passiflora foetida L.

Family: Passifloraceae Genus: Passiflora Species:  Passiflora foetida L.






Synonym Passiflora Foetida Var. Hispida Flower Color White
Common Name Love-in-a-mist, Stinking passionflower Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Foul Passionflower, Stinking Passion Flower Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Lam Radhikanachan Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 750 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Climber Fruit Details The fruit is globose, 2-3 cm diameter, yellowish-orange to red when ripe has numerous black seeds embedded in the pulp
Habitat Occurs along roadsides, thickets and water courses from plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to Tropical America and exotic to India now widely naturalized the tropics Bark Details Thin and wiry, covered with minute sticky yellow hairs
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a creeping vine which has an edible fruit and leaves that have a mildly rank aroma Leaf Details The leaves are three- to five-lobed and viscid-hairy give off an unpleasant odour when crushed

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details