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Keywords in this picture :
- Lamina leaf blade
- Leaf parts
- Leaf blade glands etc
- Flower & fruit
- Plant parts
- Climbing device
Places where this species can be found :
- Prospect - GRENADA
DescriptionLeaves unlobed, with glands on petiole. Sepals red-purple inside; petals cream with mauve to red markings. Fruits to 6.5cm long.
InterestPassiflora - from latin passio, passion, and flos, flower. Edible fruit. The 'Passion' name alludes to catholic symbology perceived by early spanish explorers in the structure of the flower (Proctor, 1984). The significane of the parts of the flower and plant are: the corona is the Crown of Thorns, the three styles the three nails of the Crucifixion, five anthers are the five wounds, the 10 corolla and calyx elements are the 10 apostles that stayed with Christ (excludes Peter and Judas), the palmate leaves represent the hands of His persecutors and the tendrils are the scourge. P.edulis (passion fruit stems not winged) and P.quadrangularis (giant granadilla winged) commonly cultivated. P.edulis, S.Brazil. various forms purple (best c2000m) /yellow; ft juice. P.qu. tropical S.America. Brought to cultivation in 18th C. Also edible are P.laurifolia -water lemon. Cultivated in 17th C, and distributed. P. ligularis, sweet Granadilla mts of Mex CAM. P.foetida. S.Am & Windies lvs foul-smelling when crushed, but Pulp edible. Good cover crop (Purseglove, 1968).
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationN of Prospect, towards little David point, by river. Just n. of junction in dry forest with Guettarda.
Notes"Water lemon". Tastes a bit like normal passion fruits, but with a strong element / smelling more of smoked ham or gamey meat.