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F. mezae

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : 15-20mm long
  • Ovary : narrowly cylindrical, 8-9mm long
  • Tube color :
  • Tube shape : pink and pubescent outside, inside with a nectariferous band lining the basal 3 mm of the tube
  • Tube dimensions : 40mm long x 2-2.5mm wide at the base, gradually tapered-about 5mm wide at the base of the sepals
  • Sepal color upper :
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : about 4 mm wide at their widest, basally connate in the lower half to third, green in the distal half and broader than the floral tube
  • Sepal tips : broadly acute
  • Sepal dimensions : 10-13mm long x 4mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : no etals
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  • Stamens : eight stamens
  • Filaments : the antesepalous about 10mm long, the alternating series about 6mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 3mm long x 1.5mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pubescent in lower third
  • Stigma : clavate, 2mm long x 1.5mm wide

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : axillary, preanthesal,
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  • Habit : shrub, stems erect and mostly bare of leaves, to 5 mm in diameter, lower internodes 5 to 6 cm long, leaf scars opposite or ternate, new flush of leaves and flowers subterminal on short side branches 1.5 to 4 cm long
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 50 cm
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  • Remarks : the full flowering period has not been described. The beginning of leaf and flower is in early October when the type was collected on October 4.
  • Named : in honor of Irene Meza (fl. 1965). In 1965, Meza made a single collection (No. 360) of this apparently very rare fuchsia.
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  • Year (of first description) : 1999
  • Botanist : Berry P.E. & Hermsen
  • Authors : Berry & Hermsen 1999
  • Original publication : Novon 9: 480 1999
  • Habitat : known only from the type specimen found growing along a stream in a “quebrada antes de Utao” (a gulch or ravine before Utao) in Huánuco Province
  • Elevation : 2430
  • Native country : Peru
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FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : mostly opposite, young expanding blades densely pubescent with ± erect whitish trichomes 0.5 to 0.7 mm long, petioles 7 to 14 mm long, stipules brown, triangular, 1 mm long, 1 mm wide.
  • Foliage color upper side : sparsely pubescent
  • Foliage color lower side : densely pubescent
  • Leaf dimensions : 2-4cm long x 1.5-2cm wide
  • Leaf shape : ovate
  • Leaf margin : glandular-denticulate
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  • Veins : 7 to 9 secondary veins per side
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