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Passiflora vitifolia


Passiflora vitifolia
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-30 3:18
Viewed: 3207
Points: 6
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Species: Passiflora vitifolia
Passiflora vitifolia is a species of Passiflora, native to southern Central America (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) and northwestern South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru). It is a vine with cylindric stems covered in red-brown hairs when young. The leaves are serrate, three-lobed, up to 15 cm long and 18 cm broad. The lobed leaves' resemblance to grape leaves gives this passionflower its specific epithet, "vitifolia," meaning "grape leaves" after the latin for grape "vitis." The flowers are bright red, up to 9 cm diameter. The fruit is a berry 5 cm long and 3 cm broad, with green flesh speckled with white, slight downy hairs, containing numerous seeds. The fruit is quite sour still when it falls off the plant and can take a month to ripen to its full flavor of sour strawberries.[3] Due to the fragrant fruit, it is in small-scale cultivation in the Caribbean.


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nice macro of beautiful flower in the night. good lighting. tfs.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 565] (4393)
  • [2011-11-30 12:53]

Bela foto com cores atraentes e nitidez e composição muito boa, belo trabalho de macro,um PV ótimo, meus parabéns por esta bela foto.
Nilson

Excellent series of Central America species
TFS & best regards!
Ferran

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