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NATIVE PASSIONFRUIT (Passiflora herbertiana )
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Native passionfruit

Passiflora herbertiana subsp. insulae‑howei       Family PASSIFLORACEAE



A soft‑wooded climber with distinctive large, lobed leaves, large fruit and large attractive flower. This is an endemic subspecies of a species common in the rainforest of eastern Australia. The genus of about 370 species is distributed in eastern Australia, south‑west Pacific Islands, Malesia, south Asia, the Americas. Widespread but rare on lower ridges, e.g. Transit Hill. Stems several metres long.


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