Corky passionfruit (species: Passiflora suberosa) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Passiflora suberosa
Corky passionfruit

©Anne Hoggett: Passiflora suberosa leaves and flower at Lizard Island Research Station.

©Anne Hoggett: Passiflora suberosa flower about 12 mm diameter at Lizard Island Research Station.

©Barbara Banks: Passiflora suberosa leaves and fruits at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malpighiales
Family Passifloraceae
Genus Passiflora
Species Passiflora suberosa



Distinguishing features

A slender climbing or creeping vine with alternate leaves that are usually tri lobed, occasionally entire. Flowers bourne singly in leaf axils, usually white or greenish. Fruits are round berries, dark purple to black when ripe.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



A native of the Americas, this species is a naturalised weed in Australia.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.