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Passiflora foetida (scarletfruit passionflower; Love-in-a-mist; Passionflower; Wild passion fruit; fetid passionflower; Mossy passionflower; Scarlet fruited passionflower; stinking passionflower; Bombom; Fetid pa; Ka thoc rock; Passiflore; Running pop; Vaine 'ae kuma; Wild water lemon)

Language: Spanish; Yapese

Wikipedia Abstract

Passiflora foetida (common names: wild maracuja, bush passion fruit, marya-marya, wild water lemon, stinking passionflower, love-in-a-mist or running pop) is a species of passion flower that is native to the southwestern United States (southern Texas and Arizona), Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and much of South America. It has been introduced to tropical regions around the world, such as Southeast Asia and Hawaii. It is a creeping vine like other members of the genus, and yields an edible fruit. The specific epithet, foetida, means "stinking" in Latin and refers to the strong aroma emitted by damaged foliage.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Diet [4]  Carnivore
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Annual
Structure [2]  Herb

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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0