Passiflora tripartita (all subspecies)
This species is widespread in New Zealand.
Banana passionfruit is very similar to Northern banana passionfruit. See the previous page for how to distinguish the two species.
Banana passionfruit is an aggressively invasive tropical vine native to the Andes that invades disturbed areas. Its effects include the smothering of trees, a reduction in biodiversity and the encouragement of invasive species such as feral pigs, which feed on the fruit.
What to do
Contact your regional council to determine the status of this species and responsibility for control and/or advice on control.
- Global Invasive Species Database
- Greater Wellington Regional Council
- Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture
Page last updated: 25 September 2013