Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World

Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World is a definitive reference guide to passion vines by Torsten Ulmer and John MacDougal. This book is full of beautiful photographs of passion flowers and is considered by many to be the ultimate book about Passion Vines.

Passionflowers: A Pictorial Guide
Passionflowers: A Pictorial Guide






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A Pictorial Guide is a new and comprehensive photographic atlas with nearly 1000 new color photographs illustrating most of the wild species of Passiflora known to science. Simple to use, the species are arranged alphabetically. The geographic range is given for every species, based on the latest verified identifications from world databases. This is the first reference book on passionflowers published in more than 15 years. The author Ronald Boender is an expert on passionflower butterflies and a pioneer in breeding and exhibiting butterflies. In 1988 he developed and opened the first commercial butterfly farm and public exhibition in the Americas, called Butterfly World, in Coconut Creek, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The splendor of more than 280 wild passionflower species as they appear in nature, as well as 11 hybrids, represents the culmination of the author’s 30-year fascination with this exotic genus and his more than 120 trips to Costa Rica and Ecuador observing and collecting the vines. This is a wonderful gift for any nature lover or gardener or anyone interested in tropical plants or nature photography.

Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World
Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World






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Since they were first described in Europe in the 16th century, passionflowers have held a special fascination among plant collectors for their bold, beautiful, complicated blossoms and delectable passionfruits. Most are perennial climbers, but some are trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, or even annuals, and all lend a dramatic, tropical flavor to any situation. Since they have such a broad range of cultivation requirements, passionflowers can be grown by just about anyone, and cold-hardy species can be grown outdoors year-round. This authoritative, comprehensive volume describes 207 Passiflora species and 31 hybrids. A chapter is devoted to the remarkable coevolution of passionflowers with Heliconius butterflies, which many passionflower enthusiasts now raise alongside flowering vines in the greenhouse. As lushly illustrated as it is informative, Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World reveals the immense variation found among members of this extraordinary genus.

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