Passiflora filipes

Bentham

Pl. Hartw., 118. 1843.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 180. Mentioned on page 173, 174.

Stems terete, glabrous. Leaves not pungent, glabrous; stipules linearlanceolate, falcate, 2–4 × 0.5–1 mm, eglandular; petiole eglandular; blade roughly symmetric, 1–3 (–5) × 1.5–6 (–8) cm, shallowly 3-lobed, middle lobe ± as long as lateral lobes (usually to 1/4 blade length), margins entire; abaxial fine veins not raised (especially in dried specimens), abaxial nectaries absent. Floral bracts absent. Flowers: floral-tube absent; sepals pale green, 7–10 × 2–3 mm; petals pale green, 3–5 × 1 mm; corona filament whorls 2, outer filaments white basally, pale-yellow apically, filiform, terete, 6–7 mm. Berries purple-black, globose, 5–10 × 5–10 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Oct–Feb.
Habitat: Subtropical woodlands, in moist, loamy soil
Elevation: 10 m

Distribution

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Tex., Mexico, Central America, South America (Ecuador), South America (Venezuela)

Discussion

Passiflora filipes and P. lutea are morphologically similar and closely related (E. P. Killip 1938), yet they do not occur sympatrically. In the flora area, P. filipes is restricted to southernmost Texas; the southern range limit of P. lutea is at least 150 km north of the range of P. filipes. In addition to the relative lengths of middle leaf lobes, seed surface features distinguish these two species, with sharply and coarsely foveate seeds in P. filipes versus the more delicately and transversely sulcate seeds of P. lutea.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Passiflora filipes"
short-to-elongate +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
Douglas H. Goldman +  and John M. MacDougal +
Bentham +
smooth;rough or corky +
cuneate;cordate +
purple-black +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
3-lobed +
1.5cm;6cm +
scattered;whorled +
Tex. +, Mexico +, Central America +, South America (Ecuador) +  and South America (Venezuela) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
Subtropical woodlands, in moist, loamy soil +
many-branched +  and simple +
paired +  and solitary +
membranous +
pale-yellow +  and white +
terete +  and filiform +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
3[-5]-carpellate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
Flowering Oct–Feb. +
Pl. Hartw., +
compressed +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
2-lobed;clavate;reniform +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
distinct +
grooved +  and reticulate +
Passiflora filipes +
Passiflora +
species +
not raised +
hairy +  and glabrous +
herbaceous +  and woody +