Passiflora edulis Sims
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Malpighiales||A broad group encompassing 16,000 species|
|Family||Passifloraceae||Named from passion flowers, also includes maypop and various trees, shrubs and vines|
|Genus||Passiflora||From Latin passio, “passion,” and flos, “flower”|
|Species||edulis||Edible, referring in the case of the iceplant to the fruit which is eaten in South Africa|
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Passiflora edulis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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6/26/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt
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