Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Common names: Letup-letup, Foetid Passion Flower, Stinking Passion Flower, Wild Maracuja, Bush passionfruit or Running Pop.
Scientific name: Passiflora foetida
Family: Passifloraceae

The fruits are kumquat sized with a thin, scarlet red shell surrounding a blush-white pulp, mildly sweet, delicately flavored. Young leaves and plant tips are edible. Dry leaves are used in tea in Vietnamese folk medicine to relieve sleeping problems.

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