Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora vesicaria 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 like. This plant is named “foetida” not as a link to foetus, but the unpleasant smell!

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora vesicaria galapagensis) is endemic to Galapagos.

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora vesicaria galapagensis)

Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora vesicaria galapagensis)

Santa Cruz,
Galapagos
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Last updated on 30 June 2024