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Photographer: Ronald Boender

Diversity: Passiflora vitifolia

Passiflora vitifolia is a typical example of a hummingbird-pollinated lowland rain forest species. It is widespread, found from Nicaragua to Peru. Such a distribution pattern is typical for many lowland species within and outside the family. Most passifloras have more restricted ranges, however, and many are endemic to just one mountain range or country. MBG researchers estimate that 30% of the species found in Ecuador are endemic to that country.

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