Please Support This Free Site By Visiting Our Advertisers or Sponsors!

Passifloraceae

Passifloraceae is a family of plants including trees, shrubs, herbaceous or woody vines. It is also called the Passionflower Family and it is from the order of Malpighiales. Most of the members are tropical. Passifloraceae includes about 27 genera and about 750 species. A well-known member is the passion fruit.

Other names or synonyms for this family include Malesherbiaceae, Modeccaceae, Paropsiaceae, and Turneraceae. Most of the plants are from Africa and Neotropics. The largest genus is the Passiflora with almost 525 species.

Many of the climber members have tendrils grown from the leaf axils that help them climb. Most Passifloraceae members have simple, alternate, spirally arranged leaves. The flowers are radially symmetrical. They range from bisexual to just male or female. They have about five petals and sepals and stamens. Ovaries and stamens are androgynophores. Most seeds have an aril. The fruits are either capsules or berries.

Some of the Passifloraceae members have medicinal benefits and have been used in traditional medical practices. Some are used for economics such as food:
Passiflora  edulis
Passiflora  alata
Passiflora  cincinnata
Passiflora  platyloba
Passiflora  maliformis
Passiflora  foetida
Passiflora  tarminiana
Passiflora  ligularis
Passiflora  quadrangularis

Passifloraceae subfamilies include:
Malesherbioideae
Passifloroideae
Turneroideae

The genera in the Passifloraceae family include:

Adenia
Adenoa
Ancistrothyrsus
Androsiphonia
Anthactinia
Arboa
Astephananthes
Astrophea
Baldwinia
Barteria
Basananthe
Blephistelma
Bohadschia
Cieca
Crossostemma
Decaloba
Deidamia
Dilkea
Disemma
Distemma
Distephana
Efulensia
Erblichia
Erndelia
Granadilla
Gynopleura
Hounea
Hyalocalyx
Jaeggia
Jaracatia
Keramanthus
Kolbia
Loewia
Lortetia
Malesherbia
Mathurina
Microblepharis
Mitostemma
Modecca
Murucuja
Odostelma
Ophiocaulon
Paropsia
Paropsiopsis
Passiflora
Piriqueta
Schlechterina
Senapea
Smeathmannia
Stapfiella
Streptopetalum
Tacsonia
Tetrapathaea
Tetrastylis
Triacis
Tricliceras
Tryphostemma
Turnera
Vasconcellosia
Viridivia
Wormskioldia

Passiflora vitifolia
Passiflora vitifolia
Passiflora - Passion Flower
Passiflora 'Lavender Lady'
Passiflora ‘Lavender Lady’

About Online Flower Garden & Dino

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*