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Curuba. (A. Ospina)

species, pollination is by bees, wasps, hummingbirds, or man. All can be eaten out of hand, or the juice extracted for use in fruit salads, desserts, or cold beverages.


Curuba. 5 This species (Passiflora mollissima), often called the banana passionfruit in English, is found in the wild at midelevations

5 In its Latin American homeland, it is known as curuba, curuba de Castilla, or curuba sabanera blanco (Colombia); tacso, tagso, tauso (Ecuador); parcha (Venezuela); tumbo or curuba (Bolivia); tacso, tumbo, tumbo del norte, trompos, or tintin (Peru). Information from J. Morton.

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