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Common name
katinga (Maori), Sweet Calabash (English), conch apple (English), hard-shelled passionfruit (English), pomme calabas (French), pasio (Samoan), curuba, granadilla de hueso (Spanish), vaine kai, vaine (Tongan), ka 'atene (Maori), parapoutini 'enua (Maori)
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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.

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Compiler: 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)


Publication date: 2010-09-28

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2024) Species profile: Passiflora maliformis. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Passiflora+maliformis on 21-02-2024.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Passiflora maliformis
Informations on Passiflora maliformis has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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9 references found for Passiflora maliformis

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IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
General information
Bingelli, P. & Starmer, J. 1997. Pitcairn Island. Aliens 6 (Newsletter of the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group). In: Varnham, K. (2005) Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough, United Kingdom.
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. Passiflora maliformis. - Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de la R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=7439aebdba054f0d586d486ef2aff185 [Accessed March 2008]
Florence J. Chevillotte H. Ollier C.& Meyer J.-Y. 2007. Passiflora maliformis.Base de donn�es botaniques Nadeaud de l Herbier de la Polyn�sie fran�aise (PAP).
Summary: Base de donn�es sur le flore de Polyn�sie Fran�aise.
Available from: http://www.herbier-tahiti.pf/Selection_Taxonomie.php?id_tax=2943 [Accessed March 2008]
Meyer, J.-Y. 2004. Threat of invasive alien plants to native flora and forest vegetation of eastern Polynesia. Pacific Science, 58, 357-375
Summary: Dans cet article, la menace croissante des plantes exotiques envahissantes est discut�e et les esp�ces les plus envahissantes sont d�crites. Des hypoth�ses sur l invasibilit� des �les sont pr�sent�es � la lumi�re des observations et des donn�es r�colt�es.
The following 2 contacts offer information an advice on Passiflora maliformis
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin
2 rue du P�re Georges Domaine des Colima�ons 97436 SAINT LEU
(33) 02 62 24 92 27
Geographic region: Pacific, Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Expert in the botany of French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, and has worked on ecology and biological control of Miconia calvescens in French Polynesia.
D�l�gation � la Recherche
D�l�gation � la Recherche, Gouvernement de Polyn�sie fran�aise. B.P. 20981, 98713 Papeete, Tahiti, Polyn�sie fran�aise
689 47 25 60
Passiflora maliformis
katinga, Sweet Calabash, conch apple, hard-shelled passionfruit, pomme calabas, pasio, curuba, granadilla de hueso, vaine kai, vaine , ka 'atene, parapoutini 'enua
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(2024). Passiflora maliformis. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).