Thursday, 31 December 2009

Passiflora antioquiensis H. Karst.

Curtis's botanical magazine, Volume 92

Tacsonia van-volxemii Hook. Bot. Mag. 92: t. 5571.

One of the most striking and beautiful plants hitherto introduced into Europe, easy of cultivation, and continuing a considerable time in flower. It promises to rival the Lapafferia, and even to eclipse it. The genus to which it belongs inhabits South America, principally the valleys of the Andes; and it is stated in Lemaire's ' Jardin Fleuriste' that this species is a native of the temperate region of the province of Antioquia, in New Granada, where it is cultivated by the natives. It was introduced into Belgium, in 1858, by a zealous amateur, M. Van Volxem, who found it in a garden at Bogota ; and I have native specimens collected by Goudot in the Quindiu Andes, in the same country. For the specimen here figured, as well as for a fine plant presented to the Royal Gardens, I am indebted to Messrs. lucombe and Price, of Exeter. It succeeds well in a warm greenhouse, and according to its discoverer it resists a temperature of the freezing-point in its own country.

Passiflora antioquiensis H. Karst. Linnaea 30: 162. 1859

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