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F. pringsheimii

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, subglabrous-loosely strigose, 14-40mm long, ovary ellipsoid, 6-9mm long, 2-3.5mm thick, subglabrous, green-reddish
  • Ovary :
  • Tube color : bright red to pink red
  • Tube shape : obconic funnelform, subglabrous outside, glabrous within
  • Tube dimensions : 19-31mm long x 3-4mm wide and slightly bulbous at the base, then widened continuously until 9-16mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : bright red to pink red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acute to acuminate at the apex, suberect to spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 18-25mm long x 6-8mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red to pink red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : broadly obovate, emarginate to broadly truncate at the apex, slightly spreading and convolute at the base at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 13-2 4mm long x 10-15mm wide
  • Nectary : a yellow-green band lining the basal 2-3mm of the floral tube, irregularly-lobed and protruding slightly inwards from the tube
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 15-18mm x 12-13mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2.5-3mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, white-yellow cream
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, glabrous
  • Stigma : clavate, 4-lobed at the apex, 3-3.5mm long x 2-3mm wide, pink-red

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : pendant and axillary near the branch tips
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : oblong, 15mm long x 8mm wide
  • Seed : 2mm long x 1mm wide
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs tall with ascending to spreading branches
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-2 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : natural hybridization with F. triphylla is known to occur
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1899
  • Botanist : Urban
  • Authors : Urban 1899
  • Original publication : Symb. Antill. 1: 375 1899
  • Habitat : in Haiti, in the southern Massif de la Hotte and Massif de la Selle ranges and in the central Chaîne des Matheux at elevations from 1,400 to 2,500 meters. In the Dominican Republic, in the southern Sierra de Baoruco, probably in the Sierra de Neiba, and in the Cordillera Central at elevations from (1,300 to) 1,500 to 2,600 meters as low shrubs mostly in pine forests
  • Elevation : 1300-2600
  • Native country : Domenican Republic, Haiti, Hispaniola
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 22

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or ternate, subcoriaceous, petioles sparsely strigose, 1 to 6 mm long, red purple, stipules lanceolate, dark, 11.5 mm long, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : dark rich green and glossy, glabrous to loosely strigose
  • Foliage color lower side : subglossy whitish-green to purplish with red purple veins, strigose, especially along the midvein and margin
  • Leaf dimensions : 15-35(-40)mm long x 6-15mm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly (ob to) lanceolate to elliptic
  • Leaf margin : subentire to glandular-denticulate or dentate, sometimes only toothed in the upper half
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : acute to narrowly cuneate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 3 to 5 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, puberulent, pruinose, or rarely pilose, reddish purple, older stems with red brown, exfoliating bark