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Published: 2022-06-23

Passiflora mistratensis, a new species of Passiflora (Passifloraceae) from Colombia, commonly known from European cultivation

Department of Geography, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
UK National Collection of Passiflora, Kingston Seymore, Somerset, UK
Antioquia Colombia Passiflora danielii Mistrató Passiflora Passifloraceae Risaralda Passiflora mistratensis Eudicots

Abstract

Passiflora mistratensis, a new species of Passiflora sect. Granadillastrum is described and illustrated. This species has been known for several years from its popular cultivation in European collections and horticulture, however, an official name never was assigned to this new taxon. It is endemic to the Colombian Cauca River valley where it grows in premontane tropical wet cloud forest of the states Valle de Cauca, Risaralda and Antioquia. It is most closely related to Passiflora danielii and Passiflora trisulca, from which it can be readily distinguished by the combination of its unlobed leaves and the notably shorter inflorescence and corni. Its taxonomy, ecology and conservation are discussed in this paper.

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