Passionfruit taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Passionfruit as it is a combination of genus (Passiflora) and species (P. edulis). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Passionfruit is Passifloraceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Passionfruit
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Passionfruit that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Passionfruit Facts are:
- Passion fruit tree can grow up to 20 feet in a year.
- More than 200 species of passion fruit are found near Amazon river.
- Oil extracted from its seeds is used in various cosmetics.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Australian Purple, Common Purple, Kapoho Selection, Pratt Hybrid, University Selection No. B-74, Waimanalo Selection and Yee Selection. It is not available in seedless variety.