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Passiflora arbelaezii

Passiflora arbelaezii (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Subgenus: P. subg. Deidamioides
Sectio: P. sect. Tryphostemmatoides
Species: Passiflora arbelaezii

Passiflora arbelaezii L.Uribe, 1957.

Type-protologue: Colombia. Pérez Arveláez 10335. HT: COL.
References 2009. Passiflora arbelaezii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 19 Feb 2009..
Uribe Uribe, A.L. 1957. Caldasia 7: 335.

Passiflora arbelaezii is a species in the family Passifloraceae native to eastern Nicaragua and western Colombia. This species was named in honor of Enrique Pérez Arbeláez, the person who collected the type specimen. It was first formally described in 1957 by Antonio Lorenzo Uribe Uribe.[1] Like Passiflora discophora and Passiflora tryphostematoides this species is rather unusual within its genus, due to the specialised adhesive structures. Passiflora arbelaezii forms branched tendrils with terminal adhesive pads, which form after contact of the distal ends with the substrate. Proliferation of papillate cells ensures close adhesion to the surfaces, which are mirrored in their microtopology by the proliferating cells, in addition to adhesive secretions of the structures.[2]

Ulmer, T., and J.M. MacDougal. 2004. Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. p. 98.
Bohn HF, Günther F, Fink S, Speck T (2015) A passionate free climber: structural development and functional morphology of the adhesive tendrils in Passiflora discophora. Int J Plant Sci 176:294–305

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