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(Plants) a plant of the genus Passiflora. Also called: passionflower
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Noun1.passiflora - type genus of the PassifloraceaePassiflora - type genus of the Passifloraceae  
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Passifloraceae, Passifloraceae, passionflower family - tropical woody tendril-climbing vines
passionflower, passionflower vine - any of various chiefly tropical American vines some bearing edible fruit
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This result has, also, been confirmed by other observers in the case of Hippeastrum with its sub-genera, and in the case of some other genera, as Lobelia, Passiflora and Verbascum.
The Passifloraceae family is represented in South America by four genera, which the Passiflora is constituted by over 500 species, approximately 150 originated from Brazil (Campos et al., 2007; Hansen et al., 2006) where the largest center of geographic distribution of this genus occurs in the northern central region (Faleiro et al., 2005).
A new egg--mimic Passiflora species (Passifloraceae) from Huancabamba Province, Piura, Peru
The adoption of low cost, non destructive and efficient methodologies for measuring leaf area and chlorophyll content is essential for the expansion of the research with Passiflora species.
| Passiflora Trowel and Fork (PS22.50, available from and various garden centres nationwide) This stylish gardening gift set, featuring a Passiflora passion flower design, includes a message of love, as the trowel is engraved with a Gertrude Jekyll quote: 'The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies'.
As for example, in recent years there has been an increase in the marketing of herbal medicines with indication for mental disorders, for example the Passiflora edulis and the P.