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  • F. regia ssp. regia
  • F.regia ssp.regia
  • F.regia var.typica
  • F. regia ssp. regia
  • F. regia ssp. regia

F. regia ssp. regia = F. regia var.typica

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : 22-55mm long, pendulous
  • Ovary : cylindrical, 6-11mm long x 34mm wide
  • Tube color : red to rose
  • Tube shape : narrowly to broadly cylindrical- fusiform, glabrous to subpilose outside
  • Tube dimensions : 10-16mm long x 4-6mm wide
  • Sepal color upper : red to rose
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : narrowly lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 24-45mm long x connate at the base for 3-7mm, free lobes 4-9mm wide at base
  • Corolla opening color : violet
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : obovate
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 13-22mm long x 10-16mm wide
  • Nectary : smooth-ridged, 5-8mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red-purple, 25-44mm x 23-38mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 3-5mm long x 1.5-2mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous-pilose in lower half
  • Stigma : red, narrowly clavate, 3.5-6mm long x 1.2-1.6mm thick, exserted 10-27mm beyond the anthers when fully extended

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : solitary in the upper leaf axils
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : oblong-ellipsoid, 20-25mm long x 9-12mm wide, purple when ripe
  • Seed : 1.8-2.8mm long x 1.2-1.8mm wide
  • Habit : shrub, occasionally erect but usually scandent, or a liana in trees to 15 meters tall
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0,5-5 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowering is mainly from October to April
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1989
  • Botanist : Munz
  • Authors : Berry 1989
  • Original publication : Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. IV, 25: 13 1943
  • Habitat : montane cloud forests of the Serra do Mar, Serra do Caparaó, Serra do Espinhaço, Serra da Caraça, Serra da Mantiqueira, Serra da Bocaina, and other subsidiary mountain ranges in Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and northern São Paulo states
  • Elevation : 1000-2400
  • Native country : Brazil
  • Synonyms : F. integrifolia, Cambessedes 1830, F. pyrifolia, Presl 1834, F. regia var. typica, Munz 1943
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 22, 44

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, or in whorls of three and four, subcoriaceous, petioles stout, 2 to 3 mm thick, canaliculate above, (6 to) 10 to 28 mm long, wine purple, stipules triangular, membranous or thickened at the base, ± recurved, 0.9 to 2 (to 3) mm long, 0.5 to 1.8 mm wide, adjacent ones sometimes fused, the base usually persistent but the tip deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : sublustrous green and glabrous to pubescent, veins often reddish tinged
  • Foliage color lower side : paler green and glabrous to pilose, sometimes with tufts of pilose hairs at the base of the lower midvein
  • Leaf dimensions : 40-140mm long x 10-50(-70)mm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to lance-elliptic or ovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to remotely gland-denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to cuneate or rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6 to 9 (to 10) per side
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets generally glaucous and wine purple, occasionally loosely to densely pilose, older plants with long hanging branches to five meters long