Domain: Eukaryote

This means that the organisms within this domain are multi-cellular.

Kingdom: Plantae

Characteristics of the Plantae kingdom include that fact that these organisms are non-motile; meaning they stay in one spot. They also have cell walls which are made of cellulose and a green pigment called chlorophyll which is used during photosynthesis (see nutrition).

Subkingdom: Tracheobionta

In the case of the purple passion flower, this subkingdom characterizes the plant as vascular plants which generally have a dominate diploid sporophyte phase (see reproduction).

Superdivision: Spermatophyta       

The superdivision spermatophyta classifies Passiflora incarnata as seed plants.

Divison: Magnoliophyta

Members of this divison are also known as angiosperms.  They have "closed seeds"; meaning the seeds are covered by either a shell or fruit body. In the case of the purple passion flower, the seed is covered by the passion fruit (see reproduction)              

Class: Magnoliopsida

Plants that are part of this class usually have two seed leaves.  These are dicots and most always have cambium tissue in the stems.  This tissue is used to transport nutrients throughout the plant (see nutrition).      

Subclass: Dilleniidae

The ovules in this subclass are usually attached to the ovary walls. There are 69 different families within this subclass.

Order: Violales

These organisms are characterized by flowers. They may be annual or perennial. They also traditionally have 5 sepals and 5 petals.                         

Family: Passifloraceae

These are flowering plants usually found in more tropical regions on the earth.  These organsisms may be trees, shrubs, or vines in the case of the Passiflora incarnata.                         

Genus: Passiflora L.

Being in this genus means that the organisms are "creeping"; meaning they are usually vines.  They also have large, brightly colored flowers.                                 

Species: Passiflora incarnata L.

* The above information was found on the following site for classification information*

Top of Page

The first phylogenetic tree (found directly below) demonstrats how ALL of the kingdoms fit together. The second phylogenetic tree (titled "Passiflora incarnata and close relatives" shows how the Passiflora incarnata relates to only a few of its many relatives.  Please note that I created both of these trees myself after doing research in several forms to gain knowledge about my subject.

i created this tree myself after looking at several other phylogenetic treesi created this tree myself after researching several differnt types of passiflora and their closest relatives








Now that you know the classification, take a look at where this plant is found.

Top of page