Passiflora coccinea – Red Passion Flower

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Natural History: Exotic Perennial Climber.
It is a perennial climber from tropical South America, often grown in gardens for its bright flowers. Its leaves are unlobed with serrated margins. Flowers are typical passionflower-like but scarlet-red in colour with large bracts. The fruits are typical passionfruit-like but turn red when ripe (Flowers of India 2024).

Flowers of India (2024): Red Passion Flower. Accessed on 13 Mar 2024. URL:
WFO (2023): Passiflora coccinea Aubl. Accessed on 13 Mar 2024. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Passiflora coccinea Aubl. – Red Passion Flower. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/26.