This woody passionflower is showing delicate blooms in the western Glasshouse corridor.
A rarity in cultivation Passiflora emarginata originates from dry, deciduous forests of Columbia, where it is commonly called Árbol del granadillo, or granadillo. It is a tendril-less, woody species, whose large leaves have a distinct notch at their tip, which give rise to the specific name emarginata. White, reflexed petals sit beneath contrasting yellow corona filaments. As with many of the 575 Passiflora species it has co-evolved with the Heliconius butterflies. This species is known to be moth pollinated, though may also be bat pollinated.