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  • F.regia var.reitzii
  • F.regia reitzii
  • F.regia var. reitzii
  • F. regia ssp. reitzii
  • F. regia var. reitzii

F. regia ssp. reitzii

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, 10-35 (to 50)mm long, pendulous
  • Ovary : oblong, (4 to) 5-9mm long x 2-4mm wide
  • Tube color : red
  • Tube shape : cylindrical fusiform, sub glabrous to puberulent or loosely pilose outside, glabrous inside
  • Tube dimensions : 5-9 (to 11)mm long x 2-4 (to 6)mm wide
  • Sepal color upper : red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : narrowly lance-oblong
  • Sepal tips : subacuminate, spreading at anthesis.
  • Sepal dimensions : 17-28mm long x connate at the base for 2-6mm, free lobes 3-5 (to 6)mm wide at base
  • Corolla opening color : purple
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : obovate
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 10-15 (to 20)mm long x 7-13mm wide
  • Nectary : smooth, 2.5-5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : reddish, 25-45mm x 20-38mm long
  • Anthers : red-purple, oblong-elliptic, 2-2.5mm long x 1-1.5mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous-pilose in lower half
  • Stigma : clavate, 2-2.5mm long x 1-1.5mm wide, exserted 5-15mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : flowers solitary or sometimes two per leaf axil, near branch tips
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : globose to ellipsoid, (10 to) 12-16mm long x 9-12mm wide, shiny dark purple when ripe
  • Seed : tan, 1.6-2mm long x 1-1.3mm wide
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs one to three meters high, or climbers in trees or brush to four meters tall
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-3 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowering is mainly from November to March. At the top of the escarpments of the coastal mountain ranges this subspecies intergrades with F. regia subsp. Serrae
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1989
  • Botanist : Berry P.E.
  • Authors : Berry 1989
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76: 577 1989
  • Habitat : low wooded areas and usually along streams or seepages, on the planalto west of the Serra Geral and Serra do Mar in south-central Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul
  • Elevation : 800-1750
  • Native country : Brazil
  • Synonyms : F. pubescens, Cambessedes 1839
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 44

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : in whorls of three or for to five, firmly membranous, petioles 3 to 7 (to 15) mm long, stipules lanceolate, 0.8 to 1.4 mm long, 0.4 to 1 mm wide, thick at the base, purple, drying dark, divergent to recurved with age, with apiculate, semipersistent tips
  • Foliage color upper side : dark dull green and sub glabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green and subglabrous to densely pubescent with conspicuous tertiary venation
  • Leaf dimensions : 20-65(-90)mm long x 7-20(-40)mm wide
  • Leaf shape : (narrowly) elliptic to narrowly ovateelliptic
  • Leaf margin : serrulate, usually with prominent glandular teeth ascending apically at a more-or-less 45 degree angle
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : acute to attenuate or obtuse
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 5 to 8 per side
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young branches purplish, subglabrous to densely puberulent or pilose, the pubescence ferrugineous in some plants, older stems with reddish to pale tan, readily exfoliating bark