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Jhumko Lata, Passion flower

Passiflora sp.

Description:

A flower with 3 different layers with prominent colors which helps to differentiate between the layers. A combination of off white colored longer petals, 2 layers of colorful long spikes which are of smaller length than the petals and at the center a complicated green protruding part which is rising upwards.

Habitat:

I had spotted it at Almora in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. It is a dry, cool mountainous region.

Notes:

Local people named it as "Jhumko Lata" where lata = creeper. Also called "Passion flower" in US and "Lilikoi" in Hawaii.. ID confirmation, other names and Scientific name curtsey SargonR.

1 Species ID Suggestions

SargonR
SargonR 6 years ago
Passion Flower
Passiflora sp. Passiflora


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7 Comments

ColtMooney
ColtMooney 6 years ago

The color of the fruit changes from place to place. Ours stays mostly green or slightly yellow.

PampaMistri
PampaMistri 6 years ago

Thanks ColtMooney. I never knew it has any fruit too.. Can you please post a picture of the fruit? Just to see how it looks like.

PampaMistri
PampaMistri 6 years ago

Thanks SargonR. "Passion flower" - nice name indeed. In our area (West Bengal) in India, we call it as it is given in the spotting.

ColtMooney
ColtMooney 6 years ago

By the way the fruit is delicious

ColtMooney
ColtMooney 6 years ago

Love the color variation from here in the states

SargonR
SargonR 6 years ago

We call them Passion Flower, or Passion Fruit, in the US. Lilikoi here in Hawaii.

PampaMistri
Spotted by
PampaMistri

Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2014

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