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Passion Flower

Passiflora

Description:

Photo take near home next to the road on top some plant this beauty hang all along there is fruits also on this plant. so i have all stage very cool. is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous.

Habitat:

The family Passifloraceae is found worldwide, except Antarctica.

Notes:

The passion flowers have a unique structure, which in most cases requires a large bee to effectively pollinate. In the American tropics, wooden beams are mounted very near passionfruit plantings to encourage carpenter bees to nest. The size and structure of flowers of other Passiflora species is optimized for pollination by hummingbirds (especially hermits like Phaethornis), bumble bees, wasps or bats, while yet others are self-pollinating. The Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) with its immensely elongated bill has co-evolved with certain passion flowers. Wikipedia.

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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Oneng!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 7 years ago

Wouw..wonderful flower...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Jun 18, 2012
Submitted on Jun 18, 2012

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