Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of about 12-16 genera and 600-700 species, pantropic; three genera occur naturally in Australia.


Adenia - A genus of 92 species in Africa, Madagascar, SE Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Satterthwait (1982).

Passiflora - A genus of about 525 species mainly in the Americas but also found in Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; five species occur naturally in Australia and seven species have become naturalised. Satterthwait (1982).


Krosnick, S.E., Ford, A.J. & Freudenstein, J.V. (2009). Taxonomic revision of Passiflora subgenus Tetrapathea including the monotypic genera Hollrungia and Tetrapathea (Passifloraceae), and a new species of Passiflora. Systematic Botany 34(2): 375-385.

Satterthwait, D.R. (1982). Passifloraceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 8, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 147-158.

Wilde, W.J.J.O. de (1972). Passifloraceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 7, (Wolters-Noordhoff: Groningen.), pp. 405-434.

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