P. tripartita var. mollissima is dispersed locally in New Zealand by feral pigs, Australian brush-tailed possums and, possibly, some species of birds which consume ripe fruit and pass seeds through their digestive systems (Beavon, 2007); rapid spread is facilitated by the rate of fruit production and large number of seeds per fruit (Casanas-Arango et al., 1996; Beavon, 2007).
In Hawaii, the banana passion fruit (or more commonly, the banana poka) occurs at elevations from 2000-7000ft, with serious invasions in 4000-6000ft areas with high rainfall. Banana passion fruit vines crow high into forest canopies and smother native vegetation from light.
Passiflora edulis is a vine species of passion flower that is native to southern Brazil through Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its common names include passion fruit or passionfruit (English), maracujá (Portuguese) maracuyá or parcha (Spanish), grenadille or fruit de la passion (French) or lilikoʻi (Hawaiian) and mburukuja (Guaraní).
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The yellow passion fruit is an excellent home fruit and offers great possibilities for commercialization in the American Tropics. The Purple Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) is extensively cultivated in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Levant.