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Stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida)

Rambusa or senthiet or stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida) is a species of plant in the Passifloraceae, herbaceous creeping or climbing, pungent smell, fruit covered by enlarged flower petals, growing in forest bushes, agricultural lands and abandoned lands.

P. foetida grows to a length of 5 meters, the stem is cylindrical and has white hairs. Single leaf, 1-3 cm stalk and long hair. Strands ovate, 3.5-13 cm wide, 4.5-14 cm long, three pointed corners, heart-shaped leaf base, may be flat or not deep toothed.

Dlium Stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida)


Additional flowers and petals are bandage leaves with 3 strands, sharing a double pinnate with a woven thread-like crown, 1-3 cm. The calyx tube is wide bell-shaped. The corolla and corolla extend up to 2.5 cm, bright white and often with purple in the center. Stalks at the base and attached. The pistil stalk is in the shape of a mace with 3 items.

The berries are covered by a bandage leaf, oval in shape, 1.5-2 cm long, yellow-orange when ripe and have many seeds.

Senthiet grows with other herbs and shrubs in gardens, fields, dry rice fields, sand beaches, roadsides, forest edges and parts of the forest that are open and receive the sun's rays.

Often planted for hedges and ground cover to prevent excessive erosion. The fruit has a sweet taste, but the young fruit is poisonous. Young leaves are sometimes used as vegetables.





Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Subfamily: Passifloroideae
Tribe: Passifloreae
Genus: Passiflora
Species: Passiflora foetida
Varieties: Passiflora foetida var. baraquiniana, Passiflora foetida var. foetida

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