Passion flower, Estococca



Scientific name: Passiflora adenopoda

Family: Passifloraceae

Origin: Mexico and S America

Medicinal use: Passiflora adenopoda is a herbaceous species belonging to the Passifloraceae family. The stems are angular, striated and hispid. The inflorescence is reduced to one or two flowers, white, with a purple or violet center. The Estococa (Cartudovica palmata) is a beautiful palm whose fruit has been used by the different indigenous cultures of Costa Rica for the preparation of different recipes, some eat it boiled, others cooked on the embers.