Kew Bulletin

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 149–153 | Cite as

Passiflora cristalina, a striking new species of Passiflora (Passifloraceae) from Mato Grosso, Brazil



A new red-flowered species of Passiflora, P. cristalina Vanderpl. & Zappi, is described from the tropical rainforest of Mato Grosso, Brazil. The species is illustrated and its affinities with related species are discussed, and a key to the species of supersect. Distephana to which it belongs is provided.

Key words

Amazon forest conservation status Distephana new taxon Parque Estadual Cristalino Passiflora supersect. seed morphology 


Uma nova espécie de Passiflora com flores vistosas e vermelhas, P. cristalina Vanderpl. & Zappi, foi descoberta na floresta amazônica ao norte do Mato Grosso. A espécie é ilustrada e suas afinidades com espécies relacionadas da supersect. Distephana são discutidas e uma chave de identificação é apresentada.


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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Collection of PassifloraClevedonUK
  2. 2.Royal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmondUK

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