banana passionflower, Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Violales: Passifloraceae) - 1624039

banana passionflower
Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Kunth) Holm-Niesen & P.M. Jørg.

Descriptor: Plant(s)
Description: Introduced from the Andes to the Hawaiian Islands as an ornamental about 1900. It is now smothering more than 200 square miles of native forest on the islands of Hawaii and Kauai. Seeds are spread by feral pigs, birds, and humans.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States

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Name: John M. Randall
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Image Information last updated on Thursday, June 02, 2011