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Passiflora quadrangularis (giant granadilla)

Synonyms: Granadilla quadrangularis; Passiflora grandiflora; Passiflora hulletti; Passiflora macrocarpa; Passiflora sulcata; Passiflora tetragona

Wikipedia Abstract

The Giant Granadilla, Barbadine, Giant Tumbo or Badea, Passiflora quadrangularis, is the largest of the passionfruits, plants of the genus Passiflora. It is a perennial native to the Neotropics, having smooth, cordate, ovate or acuminate leaves; petioles bearing from 4 to 6 glands; an emetic and narcotic root; scented flowers; and a large, oblong fruit, containing numerous seeds, embedded in a subacid edible pulp. The badea is sometimes grown in greenhouses.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Vine

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Piedras Blancas National Park II 34735 Costa Rica  


Anastrepha consobrina[3]
Anastrepha ethalea[3]
Anastrepha limae[3]
Anastrepha pallidipennis[3]
Anastrepha pastranai[3]
Anastrepha pseudoparallela[3]
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)[4]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[5]
Ceroplastes cirripediformis (barnacle scale)[5]
Daubentonia madagascariensis (aye-aye)[6]
Dione juno (Silver-spotted flabeau)[7]
Dryas iulia (Julia butterfly)[7]
Erechthias heterogramma[7]
Heliconius cydno (Passionflower butterfly)[7]
Heliconius hecale (Golden helicon butterfly)[7]
Josia mononeura[7]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[5]
Opogona regressa[7]
Phyllostomus hastatus (greater spear-nosed bat)[8]
Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis (gingging scale)[5]
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale)[5]
Pseudautomeris irene[7]
Pseudautomeris salmonea[7]


Caribbean; Oceania;



Species recognized by Hassler M., , World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004. 4Artibeus jamaicensis, Jorge Ortega and Iván Castro-Arellano, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 662, pp. 1–9 (2001) 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6Daubentonia madagascariensis, Aleta Quinn and Don E. Wilson, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 740, pp. 1–6 (2004) 7HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 8Phyllostomus hastatus, Mery Santos, Luis F. Aguirre, Luis B. Vázquez, and Jorge Ortega, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 722, pp. 1–6 (2003)
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