Passiflora herbertiana subsp. herbertiana— Native Passionfruit—PASSIFLORACEAE.

Passiflora herbertiana

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Habitat—Widespread in moist forest on coast and ranges.

Distribution—North from Narooma New South Wales to Queensland.

Description—Twiner with stems, petioles and lower surface of leaves finely hairy, sometimes sparsely so.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Cape Hawke, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Elizabeth Beach, Golden Ponds Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, tendrils occurring in leaf axil, usually 3—lobed; lamina mostly 6 to 12 cm long, lobes broad and shallow, usually acute at apex; lamina rarely unlobed, sometimes juvenile plants with lamina 2 to 4 cm long and lobes rounded (similar to Passiflora aurantia); petiole mostly 1.5 to 4 cm long, with 2 glands at the apex; stipules linear, mostly 1 to 3 mm long.

Passiflora herbertiana
Passiflora herbertiana

Inflorescence.— C. 6 cm diam., yellow to orange.

Flowering.—Winter to Spring

Fruit.—Berry subglobose, c. 50 mm long, green with paler spots.

Ripe.—Spring to Summer.

Passiflora herbertiana