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    Taxonomic name: Passiflora maliformis L.
    Synonyms:
    Common names: conch apple (English), coque en fer (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), curuba, granadilla de hueso (Spanish), hard-shelled passionfruit (English), ka 'atene (Maori), katinga (Maori), parapoutini 'enua (Maori), pasio (Samoan), passiflore en forme de pomme (French), pomme calabas (French), pomme calebasse (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), Sweet Calabash (English), vaine kai, vaine (Tongan)
    Organism type: vine, climber
    Passiflora maliformis is a vine native to the Carribean, Venezuela, Colombia and Northern Ecuador and has been introduced across the Pacific islands, including Pitcairn islands, American Samoa, Fiji, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga and New Caledonia. It preferentially grows in cool areas at altitudes up to 1500 metres, but is not restricted to these altitudes.
    Occurs in:
    ruderal/disturbed
    Compiled by: IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the EU-funded South Atlantic Invasive Species project, coordinated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
    Last Modified: Tuesday, 28 September 2010


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland