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Is this a passiflora?
« on: March 16, 2019, 08:35:29 PM »





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Re: Is this a passiflora?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 08:39:56 PM »
Doubt it. Those seeds don't look at all like passiflora seeds.
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Re: Is this a passiflora?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 08:56:02 PM »
If you provide a photo of a plant, leaves or better yet flower - it will be helpful.
But agree with Oscar, definitely not Passiflora. Just by looking at the seeds could be Cucurbitaceae.

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Re: Is this a passiflora?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 09:29:18 PM »
The seeds look a lot like sapotaceae, quite a bit like Chico seeds.  But there are lots of seeds distributed as in a passiflora.  I donít think itís passiflora either  but it comes to mind.
Sure, more info would help.  But this is a fruit that someone brought to me from a central market in another part of CR.  The pulp tastes pretty good and the presentation is impressive so I thought Iíd go ahead and post the limited info that I have thinking it might be recognizable to someone.
Thanks,
Peter

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Re: Is this a passiflora?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 09:43:31 PM »
It looks a lot like Cionosicyos macranthus.

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Re: Is this a passiflora?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 09:46:57 PM »
The seeds look a lot like sapotaceae, quite a bit like Chico seeds.  But there are lots of seeds distributed as in a passiflora.  I donít think itís passiflora either  but it comes to mind.
Sure, more info would help.  But this is a fruit that someone brought to me from a central market in another part of CR.  The pulp tastes pretty good and the presentation is impressive so I thought Iíd go ahead and post the limited info that I have thinking it might be recognizable to someone.
Thanks,
Peter
I have the answer and ironically in Costa Rica it is called Maracuyŗ chino. So you where partially right! It is Cionosicyos macranthus from Cucurbitaceae family as I stated earlier.

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Re: Is this a passiflora?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 09:53:17 PM »
One of its common names is Chinese Passionfruit, so in a way, everyone is right!

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Re: Is this a passiflora?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 06:14:22 AM »
Cionosicyos macranthus?

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Re: Is this a passiflora?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 11:04:39 AM »
Thanks for the help. Iím surprised itís even native and I hadnít seen it before.  It was found at the farmers market in San Isidro, General.  Itís a tasty fruit and Iím certainly going to plant the seeds.
Peter

 

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