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  • F. jimenezii
  • F. jimenezii

F. jimenezii

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : erect-spreading, slender, 6-12mm long, elongating up to 18mm long in fruit
  • Ovary : cylindrical-fusiform, 4-6mm long x about 3mm wide, lustrous red-pink
  • Tube color : red to rose-red
  • Tube shape : obconic to sub cylindric
  • Tube dimensions : 2.5-4.5mm long x 1.5-2.5mm wide at base, widening-2.5-4.5mm wide at rim
  • Sepal color upper : red to rose-red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : broadly lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : apex acute, spreading
  • Sepal dimensions : 4-6mm long x 2.5-3.5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : , rose-pink
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : suborbicular to ovate, rounded at the base, rounded to acute at the apex
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 4-6mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Nectary : an irregularly-quadri-lobed ring-shaped disc adnate-the base of the floral tube, 1-1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : dull red, the antisepalous erect x exserted above the rim of the tube, 1-1.5mm long, the antipetalous reflexed x included in the tube, 0.8-1.4mm long,
  • Anthers : white, 1.5-2.0mm long x 0.9-1.2mm thick
  • Pistil :
  • Style : stout, 6-8 mm long
  • Stigma : capitate and obscurely four-cleft at the apex, 1-1.5mm long x about 1mm thick

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : numerous in terminal racemes, rarely axillary, or occasionally in two to three-branched panicles, rachis 5 to 20 cm long,
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : subglobose, 10-12mm long x 10mm wide when ripe, light to dark red, lustrous
  • Seed : reddish, 0.9-1.2mm long x 0.5-0.7mm wide
  • Habit : scandent subshrub, glabrous throughout
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-2 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowering is throughout the year, the distinguishing features of this species is that it is totally glabrous and its reflexed stamens are only also found in Fuchsia sect. Encliandra
  • Named : Alfonso Jiménez-Muñez, a botanist and professor of Agronomy and Biology at the National University of Costa Rica, as well as the director of the National Museum of Costa Rica
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1982
  • Botanist : Breedlove, Berry P.E. & Raven P.H.
  • Authors : Breedlove, Berry & Raven 1982
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 69: 221 1982
  • Habitat : scattered in mostly secondary vegetation of wet evergreen cloud forests from Chiriqui Province of northern Panama to the northernmost extension of the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica
  • Elevation : 1500-1900
  • Native country : Costa Rica to Panama
  • Synonyms : F. arborescens sensu
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, subcoriaceous, petiole stout, 1 to 2 mm thick, red, 4 to 9 mm long, stipules semisucculent, deltoid, dark when dry, 0.8 to 1.0 mm long and wide, often connate, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : dark green
  • Foliage color lower side : , flushed purple
  • Leaf dimensions : (3-) 5-11.5cm long x (1-) 2.5-5cm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to lance-elliptic
  • Leaf margin : subentire to denticulate with small, glandular teeth
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins ten to twelve on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets 10 to 5o cm long, 1 to 3 mm thick, quadrangular, older branches terete, with pale tan, finely fissured bark