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Allelopathic plants: 18. Passion fruit (Passiflora spp.)

Author(s): T. D. Khanh, T. D. Xuan, L. H. Linh and I. M. Chung

Month: Apr
Year: 2008

Publication Type: Review
Journal: Allelopathy Journal
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Volume: 21
Issue: 2
Pages: 199-206

Article Topic(s): Allelopathy,Competition
Research Setting(s): Agricultural

Species Referenced: Passiflora incarnata (Maypop),


Researches the allelopathic effects of Passiflora incarnata and P. edulis on weeds in rice paddies. Applying Passiflora reduced paddy weeds by 70% and increased rice yield by 30%. Leaves had the highest levels of allelopathic properties, followed by stems, then roots. Allelopathic properties my be due to the numerous alkaloids, phenolics, flavonoids, and volatiles found in these plants.

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T. D. Khanh, T. D. Xuan, L. H. Linh and I. M. Chung. "Allelopathic plants: 18. Passion fruit (Passiflora spp.)." Allelopathy Journal 21.2 (2008): 199-206.

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ISSN: 0971-4693

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