Description Since we live where everything is musiceverything is dancingWatch the dust grains moving in the light near the windowTheir dance is our danceWe rarely hear the inward musicbut we're all dancing to it neverthelessdirected by the one who teaches usthe pure joy of the sun . . our music master - Dschalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi Passiflora vitifolia is a species of Passiflora, native to southern Central America (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) and northwestern South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru). It is a vine with cylindric stems covered in red-brown hairs when young. The leaves are serrate, three-lobed, up to 15 cm long and 18 cm broad. The lobed leaves' resemblance to grape leaves gives this passionflower its specific epithet . vitifolia . meaning - grape leaves - after the Latin for grape - vitis - The flowers are bright red, up to 9 cm diameter. The fruit is a berry 5 cm long and 3 cm broad, with green flesh speckled with white, slight downy hairs, containing numerous seeds.The fruit is quite sour still when it falls off the plant and can take a month to ripen to its full flavour of sour strawberries.Due to the fragrant fruit, it is in small-scale cultivation in the CaribbeanScientific classificationKingdom: Plantae(unranked): Angiosperms(unranked): Eudicots(unranked): RosidsOrder: MalpighialesFamily: PassifloraceaeGenus: PassifloraSpecies: P. vitifoliaBinomial namePassiflora vitifoliaInformation Source - WikipediaI photographed this beauty in a private garden in Keanae on Maui . a vigorous grower and flowering vine . it is climbing a coconut palm tree . . Passiflora vitifoliaRed Passion FlowerKeanae Maui HawaiiCopyright (C) 2011 Sharon Mau - All Rights Reserved
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes
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