Archive for 'Passifloraceae'

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 22 (Passiflora sp) UV

Perhaps equally beautiful in UV as in visible light?

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 22 (Passiflora sp)

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Many of the fruits are edible and even very sweet, including Passifloras. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 22 (Passiflora sp)

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 22 (Passiflora sp)

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 16 (Passiflora sp)

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida)

Very similar to the species found on the Galapagos – Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis) The resin is impossible for leaf eating insects to traverse, or at least so unpleasant the insect will turn back. This is an efficient pesticide, but when the flower has opened, it is free of such defenses, and can […]

Stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida)

Very similar to the species found on the Galapagos – Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis) The resin is impossible for leaf eating insects to traverse, or at least so unpleasant the insect will turn back. This is an efficient pesticide, but when the flower has opened, it is free of such defenses, and can […]

Stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida)

There are many species of passion flower in Pantanal, and unfortunately I have passed bright red ones by car, hoping to see the species later, but have not. I will have to come back for them 🙂 SouthWild Pantanal has a few species and this one reminds me of one I saw on the Galapagos […]

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis)

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.

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis)

The sticky petals will make a very unpleasant trip for any insects wanting to eat or lay eggs on the ripening fruit.

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis)

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 […]

Passiflora auriculata

Not only was this plant in bloom, but it was also growing fruit. What color is it when ripe?

Passiflora auriculata

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.