Category:  Expressive Photography | Posted: November 13, 2017

Passion Flower

Pure Passion

by avmurray

Flowers - Photography (a) Contest Entry 
The family Passifloraceae has a pantropical distribution; however, Passiflora itself is not native to Africa, where many other members of the family Passifloraceae occur (e.g. the more plesiomorphic Adenia).

Most species are found in South America, eastern Asia, southern Asia and New Guinea. Nine separate species of Passiflora are native to the United States, found from Ohio to the north, west to California and south to the Florida Keys. Four or more species are also found in Australia and a single endemic species in New Zealand. New species continue to be identified: for example, P. pardifolia and P. xishuangbannaensis have only been known to the scientific community since 2006 and 2005, respectively.

Some species of Passiflora have been naturalised beyond their native ranges. For example, blue passion flower (P. caerulea) now grows wild in Spain. The purple passionfruit (P. edulis) and its yellow relative flavicarpa have been introduced in many tropical regions as commercial crops.


Post Type Mixed Media Photography Mixed Media Medium
Softened background - added faded fractals - oil painting filter minor on flower - drop shadows - Topaz Lens Effects




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