Passiflora foetida has intricate sticky bracts around its buds, flowers, and fruits. It can definitely trap insects there, but whether it fits the standard definitions of carnivory is dubious. Some claim yes, but it seems that the consensus at the moment is that Passiflora foetida is not carnivorous. Still, it's a a cool plant and should be of interest to a lot of people.
I don't have a good photo of the sticky bracts, but here is the result of a google search. They are very cool!:
I have a plant growing of Passiflora foetida. I decided to take cuttings of that as well as sow more seeds of that and another variety of P. foetida.
The variety of P foetida I have was started earlier this year, and did not bloom for me (25 miles S. of San Francisco). A seedling did bloom for a friend in Palo Alto, but unfortunaltey she did not take a picture. This plant came from seeds from a source in Mexico and was identified as P. foetida from Oaxaca. There are many different varieties of P. foetida, and many think it is better described as several different species.
The other variety I have seeds of is Passiflora foetida 'Belem'. I know who donated the seeds to the Passiflora Society International seed bank, he's from Georgia. I believe this variety has particularly nice flowers, is self-fertile, and makes smeall, good-tasting fruit.
A big problem for me is that I may not have enough sun in my tiny yard to get flowers/fruit from these plants. The temperatures here may be borderline for these plants. I've heard that chilly San Francisco is simply too cold for P. foetida. We are a little warmer, but still get chilly summer nights. Average temperatures in summer here are 75/55.
So if I get a surplus of plants from these propagation attempts I may be interested in trades or possibly send something for postage. I'm mainly looking for Nepenthes at this point: plants, seedlings, cuttings (rooted or unrooted). My impression is that people tend to be a little shy about propagating their Nepenthes. That's a different problem...
Anyway, I took a cutting of the Passiflora foetida from Oaxaca that I had grown from seed earlier this year. I particularly like the shape and glossiness of the leaves:
I cut them up into smaller cuttings and am attempting to root them in water. If that fails, I'll try more in perlite.
And here are the seeds: P. foetida from the PSI (Passiflora Society International) seedbank, and seeds of P. foetida from Oaxaca, Mexico. I'm soaking them in water for a day, then I'll plant them in microwaved 50:50 peat/perlite: