Tropical Vine ID, Help Plz

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  1. Palias

    Palias Member

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    Hi this is my first post,

    A friend of mine took this picture in the jungle of Panama and I've been searching high and low to find the scientific name for this beauty. If anyone could help, I'd really appreciate it.
     

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    Maybe this should be moved to the stumper section, lol. My only far out guess is that it's in the Tropaeolaceae (nasturtium) family. Anyone have any clues or leads?
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    We've looked through our tropicals and vines books, and so far came up with zilch.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sorry, no idea here either

    But it's one of the weirdest-looking things I've seen in a long time!
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    We have it Ecuador too, it's called "Corazon de Jesus" locally but nobody has been able to give me a scientific name....
     
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    I think it is Passiflora membranacea
     
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    mplant is correct! Passiflora membranacea it is. if i'd looked at a close-up of the fuchsia, i'd have realized that the flowers weren't the same.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    And herein lies the problem with common names....
     
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    yup!!
     
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    Wow, amazing thanks so much everyone for all the work that went into digging up this sucker. Now all I need to do is find a source of this plant to use in my work.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Good luck - perhaps try contacting Panamanian garden centres....
     

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