banana passionflower USDA PLANTS Symbol: PATRM
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Vines
Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Kunth) Holm-Niesen & P.M. Jørg.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Violales: Passifloraceae
Synonym(s): banana passionfruit, banana poka, bananadilla
Native Range: Venezuela to Bolivia

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Plant(s); Introduced from the Andes to the Hawaiian Islands as an ornamental about 1900. It is now smothering more than 200 square miles of native forest on the islands of Hawaii and Kauai. Seeds are spread by feral pigs, birds, and humans.
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Infestation; Introduced from the Andes to the Hawaiian Islands as an ornamental about 1900. It is now smothering more than 200 square miles of native forest on the islands of Hawaii and Kauai. Seeds are spread by feral pigs, birds and humans.
Faith Campbell, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
National  Wildlife Refuge Association, Silent Invasion: A Call to Action from the National Wildlife Refuge Association, 2002. Washington DC. 17 pp.
University of Hawaii, Botany Department, Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies, 1998