Passiflora L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 955 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is New World, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to SW. Pacific.


Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Chile North, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Jamaica, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Malaya, Maluku, Maryland, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., South Carolina, Southwest Caribbean, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, West Virginia, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Albania, Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Ascension, Azores, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Chile Central, Chile South, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Line Is., Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Maldives, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Nauru, New Jersey, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Palestine, Pitcairn Is., Rodrigues, Réunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Somalia, South China Sea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Wake I., Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Jørgensen, P.M. & Vásquez, R. (2009). A revision of Passiflora sections Insignes and ×Inkea (Passifloraceae). Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 66: 35-53.
  • Porter-Utley, K. (2014). A revision of Passiflora L. subgenus Decaloba (DC.) Rchb. supersection Cieca (Medik.) J.M.MacDougal & Feuillet (Passifloraceae). PhytoKeys 43: 1-224.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —Benth. & Hook. f. Gen. Pl. 1: 810.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 410 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 955 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Harms in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21 : 495 (1925)
  • Killip in Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Chicago, Bot. 19 : 1–613 (1938)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5 : 410 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. : 955 (1753)
  • de Wilde in Fl. Males., ser. 1, 7 : 407 (1972)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Guyana 16612.000 No
Erskine, C., Brazil 34125.000 No
Lewis, G.P. [1119], Brazil 54508.000 No
Sugden, A.M. [507], Panama 55800.000 No
Lewis, G. [844], Brazil 60570.007 No
Johns, R.J. [10496], New Guinea 70635.000 No
Harley, R.M. [22078], Brazil 72705.000 No
73408.000 No
Ollerton, J. [113], Guyana 76078.000 No


  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China

    • The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Neotropikey

    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.