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Photo of passion flower

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This species of passion flower (Passiflora foetida) is endemic to the islands and the commonest of the three species. It occurs from the arid zone up to the Scalesia zone. (Learn more about vegetation zones.) It is a vine, climbing over the ground, shrubs and tree trunks. When ripe, the fruits, protected in feathery bracts, turn yellowish. Birds eat them, dispersing the seeds. The flowers are white, unlike most passion flowers (on the mainland) which are red to purple. This picture was taken at Punta Cormorante on Floreana Island.

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