Passiflora amethystina | The Italian Collection of Maurizio Vecchia

Passiflora amethystina, information, classification, temperatures. etymology of Passiflora amethystina. Discover the Italian Passiflora Collection by Maurizio Vecchia.

Passiflora amethystina | The Italian Collection of Maurizio Vecchia

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OR ORIGIN:

Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay from tropical areas up to 2600 m of altitude.


SYNONYMS:

P. bangii Mast., P. cornuta Mast., P. laminensis Barb. Rodr., P. lilacina Roemer, P. onichyna Lindley, P. violacea Vell.


ETYMOLOGY:

 From the amethyst color of the flowers.


NOTES:

 Chromosomes: n=9, 2n=18


PHOTOGALLERY:


DESCRIPTION:

In the denomination of P. amethystina many different forms and populations are ascribed by taxonomists. Nurserymen and collectors distinguish them in relation to the areas or regions in which they live. For example, P. amethystina 'Minas Gerais', P. amethystina 'Pico do Itapeva', etc.

A few decades ago they were defined as P. amethystina 1, P. amethystina 2, etc., de facto names abandoned.
Below you will see some of these different forms:
P. amethystina ‘Cor de Pedro’,
P. amethystina ‘Corumba de Gojas’,
P. amethystina ‘Macaé de Cima’,
P. amethystina
‘Minas Gerais’
,
P. amethystina ‘Sancta Tereza’