Passiflora Vitifolia - Scarlet Red Passion Flower
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Since we live where everything is music
everything is dancing
Watch the dust grains moving in the light near the window
Their dance is our dance
We rarely hear the inward music
but we're all dancing to it nevertheless
directed by the one who teaches us
the pure joy of the sun . . our music master - Dschalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
Passiflora vitifolia is a species of Passiflora, native to southern Central America (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) and northwestern South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru). It is a vine with cylindric stems covered in red-brown hairs when young. The leaves are serrate, three-lobed, up to 15 cm long and 18 cm broad. The lobed leaves' resemblance to grape leaves gives this passionflower its specific epithet . vitifolia . meaning - grape leaves - after the Latin for grape - vitis -
The flowers are bright red, up to 9 cm diameter.
The fruit is a berry 5 cm long and 3 cm broad, with green flesh speckled with white, slight downy hairs, containing numerous seeds.
The fruit is quite sour still when it falls off the plant and can take a month to ripen to its full flavour of sour strawberries.
Due to the fragrant fruit, it is in small-scale cultivation in the Caribbean
Species: P. vitifolia
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Passiflora vitifolia Scarlet Red Passion Flower
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