Thursday, June 11, 2015

Botany picture #203: Passiflora spec

Long time no botany picture, although I guess the lichens and mosses from Monga could count somewhat towards that quota.

I recently loaded the pictures from my field trip to Latin America in 2007 onto our current computer, so it is a good time to show one of them. Sadly I rarely know the names of the plants I was not specifically collecting for my project at the time, and such is the case with the passionflower shown above (Passiflora spec., Passifloraceae). It was growing a bit to the west of Santa Cruz in eastern Bolivia. Although not as spectacular as and much smaller than the better known ornamental passionflowers it shows the same intricate flower structure.

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