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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
younger stem and leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of coiled tendril (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flowers from side-on (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flower (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Passiflora miniata Vanderpl.
Passiflora coccinea Aubl.
red granadilla, red passion flower, red passion-flower, red passionflower, red passionfruit, scarlet passion flower, scarlet passionflower
Native to tropical South America (i.e. Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Brazil).
This species is locally naturalised in northern Queensland and in the coastal districts of northern New South Wales. It is possibly also naturalised in south-eastern Queensland.
Also naturalised in south-eastern USA (i.e. Florida).
Scarlet passionflower (Passiflora miniata) is widely cultivated in Australia for its very attractive bright red flowers, rather than for its fruit. It has recently escaped cultivation and is thought to be a potentially significant weed in the wet tropics region in northern Queensland. Like many other vines, this species can form significant, often rampant, infestations within rainforests and associated systems.
Scarlet passionflower (Passiflora miniata) is becoming particularly invasive around Kuranda. It is listed as an undesirable plant by the local shire council and is ranked among the 16 most significant weeds in the Kuranda area. This species is also becoming naturalised in northern New South Wales and possibly also in south-eastern Queensland. However, it does not seem to produce fruit in sub-tropical climates and it may be restricted to vegetative means of spread in these areas.
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