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Taxon: Passiflora ligularis Juss.

Genus: Passiflora subgenus: Passiflora
Family: Passifloraceae subfamily: Passifloroideae tribe: Passifloreae
Nomen number: 26982
Place of publication: Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 6:113, t. 40. 1805
Name verified on: 24-Jan-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-May-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO).


Common names:

  • sweet granadilla   (Source: Cornucopia ) – English
  • granadille   (Source: Pl GR Newsl 96:32.) – French
  • grenadille douce   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • süße Grenadille   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • maracujá   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cranix   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • granada-china   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • granadilla   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sötgrenadill   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Colima, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru



Check other web resources for Passiflora ligularis Juss.:

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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