I was finally able to get my P. palmeri var. sublanceolata to set fruit by pollinating it with a foetida. The fruit has turned the prettiest color pink.
Karyn, that is really pretty. Does it smell good too or does it have the smell of foetida?
Thankfully it has no scent, at least nothing I could detect. I hope this fruit contains some viable seed when it's ripe. I've had so many fruit on a number of plants that turn out to be nothing more then little sacks of air.
Interesting cross. Passiflora palmerii var. sublanceolata is a bird pollinated plant thought to have evolved from a bee pollinated Passiflora foetida ancestor.
Hopefully packed full of seed and should taste pretty good as most foetidas do. Generally with foetida it is just the foliage that has a rather goaty smell -which I quite like. Nothing like the smell of the P. 'Sunburst' flower which is unbearable!
Here is a link that might be useful: Passiflora foetida in India
Myles you aren't kidding about the Sunburst. What a stink packed into such a little flower! lol