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Passiflora edulis Sims var. middletoniana

Passiflora Middletoniana is figured in Paxton’s Magazine of Botany.  It has fragrant flowers with pale green calyx and segments, with numerous pink dots inside.  The petals are narrower with a whitish ground and similar spotting.  The crown consists of 2 rows of beautiful purple and white filaments.  [MB p.51/1842].

Horticultural & Botanical History

It was introduced to England in about 1832 from seed collected in South America and the West Indies by H. Middleton and first flowered in 1838.  [MB p.51/1842].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.733/1845].  A plant was presented to the Sydney Botanic Garden by William Macarthur on September 15th 1847 [RBGS AB].


Published Jan 31, 2010 - 03:10 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 02:02 PM

Shown are 3-lobed leaves and greenish-purple flower with purple corolla filaments.  Paxton's Magazine of Botany p.51, 1842.

Passiflora edulis Sims var. middletoniana | MB p.51/1842 as Passiflora middletoniana | RBGS

Family Passifloraceae
Region of origin


  • Passiflora middletoniana Paxt.
  • Passiflora fragrans Regel.
Common Name

Middleton’s Passionflower

Name in the Camden Park Record

Passiflora Middletoniana 

Confidence level high