PASSIFLORACEAE 西番蓮科 – Passion Flower – Clock Flower (Passiflora foetida) 龍珠果

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PASSIFLORACEAE 西番蓮科 – Passion Flower – Clock Flower (Passiflora foetida) 龍珠果
Image by kaiyanwong223
Photo taken on the slope behind IVE Tsing Yi.

龍珠果是西番蓮科西番蓮屬的草質藤本植物,原產於墨西哥,美國的中南部及南美洲等地,在香港的山野荒地都很常見。龍珠果的花很美麗,與時鐘的表面相似,故又名時鐘花。龍珠果成熟時呈橙黃色,可以食用,但未熟青色時,果有小毒), 切勿誤食。龍珠果除了花有觀賞價值外,全草都可入药,功効為清熱解毒, 利水消腫, 果實潤肺止痛。

Passiflora manicata closeup
Image by Eric Hunt.
Passiflora manicata.

Photographed at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum

Passiflora suberosa_2.15
Image by Rosa Say
Tiny variety in the Passiflora family, with blooms and fruits only the size of a pinky fingernail. Commonly known as Corky-stemmed Passion Flower due to the corkiness of older stems. The fruit is not hardy and transitions from green to indigo, purple and, lastly, black as it ripens.

Volunteer in my garden that I’ve trained up a dead tree to attract the butterflies and because it’s so cute – and much more controllable than its larger relatives.

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