After viewing pictures of the Scarlett Passiflora Coccinea on my latest Wordless Wednesday post, are you ready for more passion???? And so, the tale continues here ........
I always thought that "passion" as in passion flowers and passion fruits refers to romance and affection. However, according to facts from wikipedia, it refers to the passion of Jesus Christ. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Spanish Christian missionaries adopted the unique physical structures of this plant, particularly the numbers of its various flower parts, as symbols of the last days of Jesus Christ and especially the Crucifixion. For more information, please read here.
The leaves, flowers and stems of the Passiflora edulis has medicinal uses e.g. in lowering blood pressure, treatment of asthma, insomnia and menopausal problems.
Here is another type of passion flower, the fragrant passion flower Passiflora laurifolia.
Common names for its fruit : bell apple, yellow granadilla, golden bellapple, water lemon
Malay name: Buah susu
Pictures taken by Autumn Belle at The Secret Garden of 1-Utama.
Some sources of information are obtained from Wikipedia and Tradewindsfruit.com
Grateful thanks to Dr. Francis Ng, of the Secret Garden of 1-Utama.
This is my entry for Blooming Friday. The theme today is ice crystals. Maybe you can imagine iced passion fruit juice instead. My grateful thanks to Katarina at Roses and Stuff for hosting Blooming Friday. To see what others have posted or to participate, click here.
Finally, I wish to end here with a picture of this kolam depicting a pair of beautiful peacocks. This photograph was taken at the AON Shopping Centre, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang. Kolams are a form of Indian art paintings drawn on the ground at entrances using coloured rice grains or rice powder. It is said to welcome prosperity into the homes or buildings.
the Festival of Lights on this Saturday, October 17th, 2009,
A VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI !
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