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Image of Passiflora tripartita (curuba/tumbo/banana poka). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Passiflora tripartita

I Region, Parca, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 06 21, 2009

 

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Species:  Passiflora tripartita (Juss.) Poir.
Family:  Passifloraceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order: 
Chilean Name:  curuba, tumbo, banana poka
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1979
About 2 Passiflora in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 2 Passifloraceae in Chile and 2 in our data base.

 

Edible plant   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Red, 7 - 14 petals      Climber     

Foreign    Not Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Passiflora tripartita (curuba/tumbo/banana poka). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Passiflora tripartita

I Region, Parca, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 06 21, 2009

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Climber

Flower: Red, 7 - 14 petals

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Passiflora tripartita (curuba/tumbo/banana poka). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Passiflora tripartita

I Region, Parca, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 06 21, 2009

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Passiflora tripartita (curuba/tumbo/banana poka). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Passiflora tripartita

I Region, Parca, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 06 21, 2009

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Passiflora tripartita (curuba/tumbo/banana poka). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Passiflora tripartita

I Region, Parca, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 06 21, 2009

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More species from the same Passifloraceae family in our data base:

Passiflora pinnatistipula (Pasionaria / Flor de la pasion)

Passiflora tripartita (curuba/tumbo/banana poka)

 

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