Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Passiflora subpeltata Ort.

Frost-tender climbing perennial with trilobed leaves up to 8cm wide and wholly green-white or creamy white flowers, to 5cm across, in spring and summer, followed by ovoid, greenish fruits, to 4cm across.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1830.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.717/1857].


Now naturalised in rainforest in the Sydney region and considered a significant weed in warmer parts of Australia.  [FNSW, Beadle].

In describing Passiflora glauca Willd., the botanical Register gives Passiflora stipulata Aubl. as a synonym, but this is not Passiflora subpeltata Ort.

Published Jan 31, 2010 - 09:31 AM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 02:08 PM

Family Passifloraceae
Region of origin

South America

  • Passiflora alba Link & Otto
  • Passiflora stipulata Aubl. sensu Griseb.
  • Passiflora adenophylla Mast.
  • Passiflora atomaria Planch
Common Name

White passionflower

Name in the Camden Park Record

Passiflora alba 

Confidence level high