Giant granadilla


Giant granadilla

Taxobox
name = Badea/Giant Granadilla



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Full and longitudinally-cut badeas
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Malpighiales
familia = Passifloraceae
genus = "Passiflora"
species = "P. quadrangularis"
binomial = "Passiflora quadrangularis"
binomial_authority = Triana & Planch

The Giant Granadilla, Giant Tumbo or Badea (Spanish: IPA| [ba.ˈð̞e.a] ), "Passiflora quadrangularis", is the largest of the passionfruits, plants of the genus "Passiflora". It is a perennial native of tropical America, having smooth, cordate, ovate or acuminate leaves; petioles bearing from 4 to 6 glands; an emetic and narcotic root; scented flowers; and a large, oblong fruit, containing numerous seeds, imbedded in a subacid edible pulp.

The badea is sometimes grown in greenhouses. The fruits of several other species of Passiflora are eaten. "P. laurifolia" is the Water lemon, and "P. maliformis" the Sweet calabash of the West Indies.

The fruit juice of the badea is used as a beverage.

References

*1911


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