Passiflora racemosa

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Passiflora racemosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Species: P. racemosa
Binomial name
Passiflora racemosa
Brot.

Passiflora racemosa (red passion flower) is a species of flowering plant in the Passifloraceae family, native to Brazil. It is an evergreen climber growing to 5 m (16 ft), with simple or 3-lobed leaves to 10 cm (4 in) long, and vivid red flowers borne in summer. The flowers are 12 cm (5 in) in diameter, with purple and white coronas. They are followed by oblong green fruits.[1]

The specific epithet racemosa indicates that the flowers are borne in racemes.[2]

With a minimum temperature requirement of 13 °C (55 °F), in temperate regions this plant must be grown under glass.[1] It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  3. ^ http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3670

External links[edit]

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