White Passion Flower
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White Passion Flower
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Sophia
Common name: White Passion Flower
Botanical name: Passiflora subpeltata    Family: Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)
Synonyms: Passiflora alba

Native to the American continents, White Passion Flower is a beautiful vine bearing very charming, completely white flowers. The leaves are greyish, waxy and deeply 3-lobed. The flowers are about a couple of inches across. The sepals and petals are white and reflexed. The corona filaments are also white and fairly long, giving the flower an overall fluffy appearance. The flowers are followed by a green fruit. The fruits are known for being very smelly when unripe, giving off a strong smell of cyanide.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Maraam, Manipur.

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