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Passiflora caerulea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Juss. ex Roussel[1][2]



Malesherbiaceae D.Don, nom. cons. Modeccaceae Horan.
Paropsiaceae Dumort.
Turneraceae Kunth ex DC., nom. cons.[1]

Passifloraceae is a family of flowering plants, containing about 750 species classified in around 27 genera.[1]

They include trees, shrubs, lianas and climbing plants, and are mostly found in tropical regions. The family takes its name from the passion flower genus (Passiflora) which includes the edible passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) as well as garden plants such as Maypop and Running Pop.

The former Cronquist system of classification placed this family in the order Violales, but under more modern classifications systems such as that proposed by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, this is absorbed into the Malpighiales.


  • Genera 1
    • Subfamily Malesherbioideae 1.1
    • Subfamily Passifloroideae 1.2
    • Subfamily Turneroideae 1.3
    • Excluded genera 1.4
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Subfamily Malesherbioideae

Subfamily Passifloroideae

Tribe Paropsieae
Tribe Passifloreae

Subfamily Turneroideae

Excluded genera


  1. ^ a b c d Juss. ex Roussel, nom. cons."Passifloraceae"Family: . Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121.  
  3. ^ "Passifloraceae"GRIN Genera of . Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Passifloraceae"GRIN genera sometimes placed in . Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 

External links

  • Data related to Passifloraceae at Wikispecies
  • Passiflora Online
  • The Passiflora Society International
  • Passiflora Picture Gallery
  • Passifloraceae in L. Watson & M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval
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