Riverside Hybrids

 

<i>P.</i> 'Purple Haze' being pollinated by Apis Mellifera

Image © 2005 Neil Fuller  


 

Overview
Most Passiflora or Passion flowers need pollinators but some can also self pollinate.

Bats
Enter the nocturnal world of bats where they pollinate Passiflora with white flowers that often have a musky scent to attract them.

Bees
The most well known pollinators.

Butterflies
Their caterpillars are destructive pests but also adult butterflies may be occasional pollinators when drinking nectar.

Flies
More likely to be pollen thieves than pollinators for most Passiflora.

Hummingbirds
Fascinating highly specialised birds that pollinate some of the most spectacular Passiflora.

Moths
Some drink nectar from the flowers but it is unclear whether theyalso pollinate on their visits.

Wasps
Nectar thieves and occasional pollinators on a few species.