Scientific name Passiflora herbertiana
|Similar Passiflora aurantia, Passiflora loefgrenii, Passiflora morifolia, Passiflora biflora, Passiflora subpeltata|
Passiflora herbertiana, or native passionfruit, is a widespread climbing twiner native to moist forests on the coast and ranges of eastern Australia. The subspecies P. h. insulae-howei is endemic to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea.
The leaves are usually 3-lobed usually with a slightly hairy undersurface; 6–12 cm long; with petioles mostly 1.5–4 cm long, with 2 glands at the apex. Stipules are linear, mostly 1–3 mm long. The flowers are 6 cm wide and yellow to orange. The following green berry is 50 mm long with pale spots.
Flammability & Building Protection
Passiflora herbertiana is included in the Tasmanian Fire Service's list of low flammability plants, indicating that it is suitable for growing within a building protection zone.
ReferencesPassiflora herbertiana Wikipedia
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