PassifloraceaePassion-flower family








Identification
  - Leaves simple, alternate, entire
  - With stipules.
  - Nectar glands at base of blade, blade bluish below.
  - Flower with complex corona, 3 stamens, 3-lobed style.
  - Fruit a large fleshy capsule.

Diagnosis: Climbers and one rare tree species, with stipules, large simple, alternate leaves, entire and glabrous, nectar glands at base of balde, blade bluish white below.

Similar families
Lauraceae: without stipules, with aromatic odor, no nectar glands.
Polygonaceae: sheath-like stipule (ochrea) enclosing twig around and above node.

Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 22 species. Trees: 1 genus, 1 species.



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