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Mupparisavalli (Tamil: புரீஷம்வள்ளி)

Passifloraceae (passion flower family) » Passiflora foetida

 

pass-iff-FLOR-uh -- meaning, passion flower

FET-uh-duh -- meaning, stinking

 

commonly known as: foetid passionflower, love-in-a-mist, running pop, stinking passionflower, wild maracuja, wild water lemon • Bengali: jhumka lota • Hindi: झुमका लता jhumka lata • Kannada: ಕುಕ್ಕಿಬಳ್ಳಿ kukkiballi • Malayalam: chadayan, poochapalam • Marathi: घाणी वेल ghani vel • Tamil: புரீஷம்வள்ளி mupparisavalli • Telugu: తెల్లజుమికీ tellajumiki

 

Native to: northern South America, West Indies, naturalized elsewhere in tropics

  

References: Flowers of IndiaWikipediaPIERNPGS / GRIN

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Taken on August 29, 2009