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Passiflora tripartita (var. molissima?)


Rather more stunning than common passiflora. How does the fruit style?

It is purported to style good, however clearly since mine would not set fruit I am unable to actually inform. The flowers are good, however since they’re hanging down they are much much less conspicuous than P. cerulea or the opposite extra widespread species until you are wanting up.

So far as I bear in mind, it began flowering when it was three years outdated, the 2 first years have been spent with out a help although (hanging down from a ledge) and I’ve seen {that a} help is a powerful sign to induce flowering. Flowers appear to virtually solely develop on nodes the place tendrils have began wrapping round one thing, and virtually instantly do.

The leaves it makes have at all times been slightly giant, about 10 centimeters lengthy and extensive. The seedlings make tiny leaves at first, however they quickly turn out to be bigger.

About rooting, as I stated I’ve no downside rooting the opposite species I’ve, however this one would not root in any situation that I’ve tried. With hormone or not (though I’ve solely tried IBA but), in sizzling, heat or cool circumstances, solar or shade, water, sand or dust. Two stems of the plant have been buried beneath dust for six months now in an try at layering and though they develop vigorously, they haven’t rooted both.

I’ve additionally discovered this paper https://www.researchgate.web/publication/347766110_Rooting_Response_of_Seven_Passion_Fruit_Species_to_Basal_Application_of_Auxin that claims:

No roots shaped within the cuttings of banana ardour fruit for any remedy. Due to this fact, no information have been collected for % rooting, root quantity, common root size, and root dry weight. Though some cuttings have been utterly lifeless, others had callused, which might have led to the doable formation of roots, had the cuttings been left longer than 30 d.

Which matches my expertise: I’ve had cuttings heal properly and keep alive for months with out creating roots, till they finally die in fact.

It is a seedling that was labeled “Passiflora tripartita”:

And these are seedlings that have been labeled “Passiflora tripartita var. molissima”, the germination fee was fairly good with them:

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