I wonder what insects are able to digest or damage this plant which has covered itself in dense hairs and sticky ones in strategic locations and during the vulnerable growth periods.
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The sticky petals will make a very unpleasant trip for any insects wanting to eat or lay eggs on the ripening fruit.
What an incredible shape of the sepals! It seems like a stupendous form of art – but this one is alive and stays so well into the ripening of the fruit, which is kind of unusual. For once I didn’t touch the plant, so I don’t know what the sticky substance smells like or feels [...]
Not only was this plant in bloom, but it was also growing fruit. What color is it when ripe?
I was surprised to see a Passion flower on the savanna, as out in the open there is nothing to climb on for one. I only found this one – about a kilometre downhill from the base camp to Roraima in a dry and rocky location.