This type of passion flower is pretty neat. The vine grows up into the canopy of the rain forest, but it flowers down near the ground. Right where we can enjoy it. I don´t have the book with me so I don´t know the scientific name.
There are many different types of passion flowers in Panama. Two of other passion flowers are cultivated for their edible fruit. Both the maracuya (passion fruit) and the grenadina (grenadine) are used to make chichas - the typical juice type drink here in Panama. We really like the maracuya and we have seven little plantlings started in two different locations. We´re hoping to get some fruit on them before our time is up.