Passiflora acuminata DC.

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    Local number: SIA2012-3917

    Summary: SIA Acc. 12-045, Box 1, Folder 2; This photograph is included in the field notes of André Goeldi and part of a collection that includes 36 black-and-white photographs of specimens. André Goeldi was a Brazilian botanist who collected in Pará, Brazil, circa 1913-1920.
    Title updated from Unidentified botanical specimen to Passiflora acuminata DC. on June 25, 2012.

    Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

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    1. severinus [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      I'm no botanist, but based on the flowers we can probably call it Passiflora sp. at least. Most passion fruit vines that I've seen have lobed leaves, but P. alata has ovate single-lobed leaves and is native to the Amazon. Possibly also P. quadrangularis.

    2. Smithsonian Institution 63 months ago | reply

      severinus This is a great reference, severinus. Thank you! I'll forward this to my colleagues on the Field Notebook Project, and perhaps we can update these records.

      All best,

      Smithsonian Institution Archives

    3. cpf1 63 months ago | reply

      Yes, Passiflora section Laurifoliae. I will try to find the species. Is there a collection number associated with this, or a date?

    4. cpf1 63 months ago | reply

      Passiflora cf. acuminata DC.

    5. melystu 63 months ago | reply

      Wonderful the expertise that can be found on the web!--just by asking!

    6. Smithsonian Institution 63 months ago | reply

      We couldn't agree more, mystuart! Many thanks to severinus for sharing your expertise and to cpf1 for your input as a Smithsonian Research Associate. We'll work with our team to get the caption updated. Many thanks to you both!

      All the best,
      Carolyn Sheffield
      Field Book Project

    7. Passiflorae 51 months ago | reply

      In the flesh so to speak: the photographer (Andre Cardoso) a professional botanist like cpf1 (comments above) works for the Museu Goeldi & has many more images in his stream:

    8. Andre_Cardoso 51 months ago | reply

      Dear Passiflorae, thanks for your comment, but as a professional botanist, i´m justa a list of plants maker, that occasionally had discovered and described some new species. While (cpf1) Dr. Christian Feuillet is one of the experts in the neotropical Passiflora, of which I am a fan. He has described more than 40 new species of Passiflora

    9. Passiflorae 50 months ago | reply

      André Cardoso you are both my heroes: discovering and recording fascinating species for science & that the rest of us enjoy to learn about. Well, there is your challenge to catch up with Dr Feuillet: just 30+ species to go! And as you are early in your career there is no reason not to find them - the Amazon is huge! Thank you for sharing your discoveries on Flickr.

    10. Pete Tillman 47 months ago | reply

      Added to

      --and thanks to all for the ID & interesting discussion.

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