Passiflora tarminiana

Passiflora tarminiana_Barry Rice
Photo by Barry Rice

Common names: banana passionfruit

Passiflora tarminiana (banana passionfruit) is a vine (family Passifloraceae) with pink flowers and lobed leaves found in the central coast ranges of California. It is native to South America. It favors woodlands, grasslands, scrub and chaparral, forests, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It spreads via seeds and detached stems that re-root. Seeds from the large, fleshy fruits are spread by mammals, birds and water.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Passiflora tarminiana Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.