The Passiflora vespertilio is a species that occurs in South America in the tropical rainforest. But can also grow in subtropical conditions. Here in Suriname it is called the forest Markoesa. The fruits are small, about 3cm-3,5cm. The color is dark purple to black. The taste of the pulp is sweet, soft and surprisingly aromatic. The Vespertilio has thin, but long tendrils. The leaves are shaped like a butterfly or bat and are used as medicine.
The Passiflora vespertilio is a nice addition to a Passiflora collection.