Passiflora tarminiana

pink flower with long pistil on vine
Photo: Mike Bush

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

CDFA Rating: None?


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

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Passiflora tarminiana Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Passiflora tarminiana (banana passionfruit) flower (close-up). Photo: Zoya Akulova
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    Passiflora tarminiana (banana passionfruit) tendril. Photo: Zoya Akulova