Passiflora sexflora

Jussieu

Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 6.: 110, plate 37, fig. 1. 1805.

Common names: Goatsfoot
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 175. Mentioned on page 174, 176.

Stems terete to slightly flattened, densely soft-hairy. Leaves not pungent, densely soft-hairy; stipules linear-setaceous, 2–5 × 0.5 mm, eglandular; petiole eglandular; blade roughly symmetric, 2–10 × 2–15 cm, 2–3-lobed, middle lobe shorter than lateral lobes, lobes unlobed, margins entire; abaxial fine veins prominently raised but obscured by pubescence, abaxial nectaries absent. Floral bracts linear-subulate to setaceous, 2–6 × 0.5–1 mm, margins entire or incised, eglandular. Flowers: floral-tube absent; sepals greenish white, 9–13 × 2–3 mm; petals white, 5–9 × 1–2 mm; corona filament whorls 2, outer filaments purple basally, white apically, linear-filiform, terete, 5–9 mm. Berries blue-black, ovoid, ellipsoid, or subglobose to dorsiventrally compressed, 5–10 × 5–8 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Oct–Mar.
Habitat: Margins of, and sunny gaps within mesic, tropical woodlands over oölitic limestone
Elevation: 0–10 m

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, West Indies (Cuba), West Indies (Hispaniola), West Indies (Jamaica), West Indies (Puerto Rico), Central America, South America (Colombia), South America (Ecuador)

Discussion

Found in the flora area only in extreme southeastern Florida, Passiflora sexflora responds vigorously to moderate disturbance of its forested habitats, with rapid seed germination and plant growth in treefalls or other canopy openings (J. Blakley, pers. comm.). There have been successful attempts at reintroducing it into the wild in Florida (J. Possley et al. 2007), where it is listed as endangered.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Passiflora sexflora"
short-to-elongate +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
Douglas H. Goldman +  and John M. MacDougal +
Jussieu +
smooth;rough or corky +
cuneate;cordate +
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 /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
2-3-lobed +
2cm;15cm +
scattered;whorled +
Goatsfoot +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies (Cuba) +, West Indies (Hispaniola) +, West Indies (Jamaica) +, West Indies (Puerto Rico) +, Central America +, South America (Colombia) +  and South America (Ecuador) +
0–10 m +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.5mm +  and 1mm +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
Margins of, and sunny gaps within mesic, tropical woodlands over oölitic limestone +
many-branched +  and simple +
paired +  and solitary +
soft-hairy +
membranous +
unlobed +
incised +  and entire +
terete +  and linear-filiform +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
3[-5]-carpellate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering Oct–Mar. +
Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. +
compressed +
greenish white +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
terete;slightly flattened +
2-lobed;clavate;reniform +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
linear-setaceous +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
distinct +
grooved +  and reticulate +
Passiflora sexflora +
Passiflora +
species +
obscured +  and raised +
hairy +  and glabrous +
herbaceous +  and woody +