Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Binisafuller Beach, and Wild Passionfruit

Not too busy for a Friday in mid July.

Binisafuller Beach.

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants.

Passiflora ligularis, commonly known as the Sweet granadilla or Grenadia was once introduced in Menorca as an ornamental plant. However today it can be found in plenty of places in the island, and it can became invesive under certain conditions.

The epithet ligularis comes from the plant's ligulate corollae. It is native to the Andes Mountains between Bolivia, Venezuela and Colombia. It grows as far south as northern Argentina and as far north as Mexico. Outside of its native range it grows in the tropical mountains of Africa and Australia (where they are known as passionfruit), and is now common in local markets of Papua New Guinea, where it is known as 'sugar fruit'. It likes climates ranging from 15° to 18° C and between 600 and 1000 mm of annual rain. It lives at altitudes ranging from 1700 to 2600 meters above sea level.They have abundant, simple leaves and greenish-white flowers. The fruit is orange to yellow colored with small light markings. It has a round shape with a tip ending in the stem. The pulp is the edible part of the fruit and has a soft sweet taste

1 comment:

  1. Hi Enrique,

    Thanks for a superb holiday. We miss you all. See you next year.

    George & Bev