Passiflora biflora Lam.
Family: Passifloraceae
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Steve Hurst  
Vine, woody at base, essentially glabrous; stems striate. Stipules minutely setose, with 4 or 5 pairs of round glands essentially only in the central part, the first pair at the very base; petioles eglandular, to 2 cm long; blades broadly bilobed (occasionally with a small central lobe as well), V-shaped, obtuse to rounded at base, 3-5 (10) cm long in the center, 4-9 cm wide, distinctly lighter below, glabrescent, with a slender apiculum at apex of midvein and each lobe; palmate veins 3. Flowers paired in axils, 3-4 cm diam; peduncles to 2 cm long, jointed at or below the middle, with 3 slender bracts at articulation; hypanthium ca 3 mm deep, depressed at point of attachment to pedicel; sepals 5, lanceolate, 1.5-2 cm long, hooded, creamy white; petals 5, lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm long, creamy white; corona filaments in 2 series, the outer of oblong filaments ca 7 mm long, yellow, the inner of narrowly linear filaments ca 5 mm long, reddish; operculum closely plicate, 3 mm high; gynophore ca 5 mm long; stamens 5, fused into tube around style; anthers dorsifixed, held below stigma, spreading and dehiscing extrorsely; ovary +/- tomentulose. Berries globose,1.5-1.8 cm diam, yellow-green and mottled, becoming purple when mature; seeds many, to 3 mm long, reticulate, becoming dark. Croat 5416, 5707. Occasional, along the shore over low vegetation in Annona-Acrostichum associations and in clearings, Flowers and fruits throughout the year.
Passiflora biflora image
Enrique Moreno & David Roubik  
Passiflora biflora image
Andres Hernandez  
Passiflora biflora image
Annette Aiello  
Passiflora biflora image
Annette Aiello  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Carmen Galdames  
Passiflora biflora image
Enrique Moreno & David Roubik  
Passiflora biflora image
Andres Hernandez  
Passiflora biflora image
Annette Aiello  
Passiflora biflora image
Annette Aiello  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Carmen Galdames  
Passiflora biflora image
Andres Hernandez  
Passiflora biflora image
Andres Hernandez  
Passiflora biflora image
Annette Aiello  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Steven Paton  
Passiflora biflora image
Carmen Galdames