Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Passiflora suberosa L.
Synonyms: Passiflora pallida L.
Common names: corky passionflower (English), corkystem passionflower (English), devil's pumpkin (English), grain d'encre (French), grenadille (French), indigo berry (English), liane poc-poc (French), passiflore (French), wild passionfruit (English)
Organism type: vine, climber
Passiflora suberosa, like many climbers, grows on vegetation forming a blanket which cuts out light and smothers the plants (including trees) that give it support. Passiflora suberosa is invasive in many Pacific islands (Hawaii, New Caledonia, Guam, French Polynesia).
natural forests, range/grasslands, ruderal/disturbed, scrub/shrublands
Native range: Native to South America.
Known introduced range: Passiflora suberosa has been introduced to many Pacific Islands (Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Solomon Islands) as well as to Indian Ocean islands (The Chagos Archipelago, La Réunion, Mauritius) (PIER, 2006).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008