Passiflora foetida var. arizonica Killip
Passiflora foetida var. hastata (Bertol.) Mast.
Passiflora foetida var. hibiscifolia (Lam.) Killip
Passiflora foetida var. hispida (DC. ex Planch. & Triana) Killip ex Gleason
Passiflora hastata Bertol.
Passiflora hibiscifolia Lam.
Passiflora hispida DC. ex Triana & Planch.
Family: Passifloraceae - Passion-flower family
Growth Habit: Vine, Forb/herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Jhumkolata, Gorak Phal.
Tribal Name: Pokgula (Chakma), Thaplang (Khumi), Powmachi (Marma), La-Dywang (Marm), Bulumgni pukki (Tripura), Aanu akma (Marma), Mathri gula (Tanchangya).
English Name: Passion-flower, Stinking Passion-flower.
Prostrate or climbing herbs. Leaves 3-lobed, subcordate to cordate, with acute or subacuminate base. Flowers solitary or rarely 2-3 together, white, pink or purplish. Fruits globose, orange-yellow when ripe.
Five flavonoids, pachypodol, 4, 7-dimethylnaringenin, ermanin, 4, 7-O-dimethyl naringenin and 3, 5-dihydroxy-4, 7-dimethoxy flavanone, have been isolated from the leaves. Ten flavonoids (apigenin), including ermanin, have been isolated from the resin present in the stem. The plant also contains indole alkaloids (Harman 70?g/100g), hydrogen cyanide and cyanogenic glycosides (Ghani, 2003).
Passiflora foetida L.
More of less throughout the country in fallow lands.
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