Passiflora holosericea L., Sp. Pl. 958 1753. (Syn: Decaloba holosericea (L.) M.Roem.; Lortetia holosericea (L.) Seringe; Passiflora reticulata C. Wright);
Mexico (Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa,
Veracruz), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua,
Colombia (Atlntico, Bolvar, Cesar, Magdalena), Cuba, Venezuela (Aragua,
Carabobo, Distrito Federal, Falcon, Lara, Miranda, Yaracuy, Zulia) as per Catalogue of Life;
Passiflora yucatanensis from Delhi: Passiflora yucatanensis Killip, Publ. Field Columbian Mus., Bot. Ser. 8: 26 26 1930.
Common name: Yucatan Passion flower
This rare climber, endemic to island of Cozumel, off the coast of Yuccatan peninsula in Mexico, has recently been introduced into cultivation. The nearly unlobed or shallowly 2-3 lobed, up to 8 cm long; flowers in pairs; flowers white nearly 3 cm in diam with short yellow and reddish corona; fruit purple.
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi
This is beautiful. But to me it looks different from the one on wikipedia!!
I think this is Passiflora holosericea
SYMBIOSIS 64: Attaching the image of the 64th member of the series. Here a Blank Swift butterfly is on the flower of Silky-leafed Passion-flower (Passiflora holosericea ). Incidently I got this plant from Udhampur and it is in bloom now, inviting Sunbirds and butterflies and bees.
Nice photograph, but it looks like a Small Branded Swift to me.
SYMBIOSIS :75: Attaching the image of the 75th member of the series. Here a female of Purple Sunbird is on the flower of Passiflora holosericea.
SYMBIOSIS : 79: Attaching the image of the 79th member of the series. In this, male of a Leopard Lacewing butterfly is on the flower of Passiflora holosricea.
SYMBIOSIS : 80: Here is the 80th member of the series, in this a Redvented Bulbul is on the flower of Passiflora holosericea. This is the first time, I saw a Redvented Bulbul on any Passion Flower. Other than Sunbirds and Choloropsis, I have seen Jungle Myna, Pied Myna, Common Myna, Blackheaded oriole, parrot, Redwhiskered Bulbul and Greyheaded Myna on certain flowers.
SYMBIOSIS: 221: Here is the attachment, I am sorry as I have not attached the image in my earlier mail.
SYMBIOSIS :231: Attaching an image of Scarlet Sunbird ( Female ) on flower of Passiflora holosericea.
SYMBIOSIS: (mixed thread): 1 correct images as above.
In 1998 I brught a sapling of Silky-leafed Passion-Flower (Passiflora holosericea) from Udhampur ( J&K ) to Cooch Behar. The plant is thriving at this place. Sunbirds visit the flowers. Attaching an image of Purple Sunbird ( female ) on flower of this Passion Flower.
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Attaching an image of a female of Striped Albatross butterfly on the flower of Passiflora holosericea (SILKY LEAF PASSION FLOWER).
Attaching an image of a Common Small Flat butterfly on the flower of Passiflora holosericea.
Attaching an image of a Hornet on the flowers of Passiflora holosericea (SILKY-LEAF PASSION FLOWER).
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I saw a picture of Passiflora holosericea in a book titled SOME BEAUTIFUL CLIMBERS AND SHRUBS OF INDIA. That was in 1981. I saw this plant at Udhampur (J and K) in 1997. I collected a cutting of this plant and it is thriving in our garden. Literature says that Passiflora is the Larval food plant of some butterflies and one of them is LEOPARD LACE WING (Cethosia cyane). I was fortunate to observe this drama of nature for almost one month in our garden at Cooch Behar.
And what a drama it was! Sharing this experience with you.
Attaching an image of a Psyche butterfly on the flower of Passiflora holosericea.
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Attaching an image of a Blank Swift butterfly on the flower of Passiflora holosricea.
Attaching a collage of Passiflora holosericea (SILKY LEAF PASSION FLOWER).
This plant was brought from Udhampur in 1998.
Passiflora holosericea :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 08 APR 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan Thane
Date: April 8, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Passiflora holosericea L.
Adding another picture (long shot) of the climber – usually seen climbing high.
Adding additional pictures taken on another date.
PASSIFLORA CAERULEA/ PASSIFLORA HOLOSERICEA /LEOPARD LACE WING : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (24)
There are three distinct species of Passiflora in our garden at Cooch Behar. I have seen complete life cycles of Leopard Lace Wing on both Passiflora caerulea and Passiflora holosericea. On 25-11-2014, I saw a female Leopard Lace Wing laying eggs on a leaf of Passiflora caerulea. In due course of time larvae come out of the eggs. On 07-12-2014 larvae with a branch of the host plant was attached with a branch of Pasiflora holosericea. The larvae adopted the new host plant . These larvae grew fast on the new diet. Their day to day growth was recorded till 30-12-2014. On 29-12-2014 few larvae were shifted to an earthen plate so that they remain under observation during pupate stage and during emergence of butterflies. But on 31-12-2014 I found a visitor in the shape Of Brain Fever (PAPIHA) bird near the plate. It flew away before I could get a snap. To protect the larvae I covered them with netted cover. But to my surprise I found after 2 hours, the cover was removed from the position and larvae missing. I am certain, the damage has been done by the bird.
I was amazed to see larvae of Leopard lace Wing butterfly adopted to the new host so easily. Nature has gifted them with special power to identify exactly what is food for them. They don’t require any training for that. This story is depicted with the attached images.
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Attaching a collage of Carpenter bee visiting flowers of Passiflora horosericea.
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Attaching a collage of Common Grass Yellow visiting flowers of Passiflora holosericea
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Attaching a collage of Purple Sun Bird (F) visiting flowers of Passiflora holosericea.
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Attaching a collage of Common Palm Fly M visiting flowers of Passiflora holosericea.
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Attaching a collage of Bumble bee visiting flowers of Passiflora holosericea.