|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Passiflora racemosa, Brot. (P. princeps, Hort. P. amabilis, Hort., in part). Lvs. glabrous, usually truncate at base, mostly deeply 3-lobed, the margins entire: fls. 4 in. or more across, the narrow petals deep red and wide- spreading, the short, upright crown purplish; calyx keeled on the lower side; fls. solitary, but the peduncles usually 2 from an axil, becoming racemose on the ends of the shoots: bracts 3: fr. described in cult, as cylindrical-ovate, greenish yellow at maturity. Brazil. B.M. 2001. B.R.285. L.B.C.1:84. Gn. 39:168. G.L.24:222. —A fine old species and a parent of various garden hybrids. One of the best of the red-fld. passifloras. Summer and fall.
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