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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/11/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/11/2013)
Species FUCHSIA HEMSLEYANA Woodson & Seibert
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Mo. Bot. Gard. 24:194. 1937.
Synonym Fuchsia pulchella Woodson & Seibert, op. cit., 195-196. 1937.
Description Shrub 1-3 m. tall, rather openly branched, the ultimate branchlets slender, minutely pubescent, sometimes strigulose; leaves mostly opposite, rather crowded, subcoriaceous, rhomboid-elliptic to -obovate, cuneate at base, acute to obtusish at apex, serrulate to sinuate-dentate, paler beneath than above, subglabrous except on upper surface of midrib and along margin, the blades 7-15 (-25) mm. long, 4-8 (-12) mm. wide; petioles sparsely puberulent, 3-8 (-12) mm. long; flowers solitary, axillary, perfect or pistillate; pedicels filiform, 4-8 mm. long; floral tube rose, tubular, constricted above ovary, 5-8 mm. long, 1-2 mm. wide at summit, glabrous to puberulent; sepals deltoid-lanceolate, rose, spreading-reflexed at anthesis, 3.5-4 mm. long, apiculate; petals rose or with purplish tinge, oblong-obovate, 2.5- 4 mm. long, rounded at apex; stamens usually included; style 8-10 mm. long; stigma deeply 4-lobed, exserted, 1 mm. long; fruit subglobose, black-purple 4-5 mm. thick.
Distribution At about 1300-3500 m., mountains of Costa Rica and Panama.
Elevation 1300-3500 m.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: near Casita Alta, Volcan de Chiriqui, Woodson, Allen & Seibert 811 and 873; Cuca Peak, Volcain de Chiriqui, Terry 1331; Cerro Copete, Allen 4897; Finca Lerida, Woodson & Schery 2I7; Bajo Chorro, Boquete district, M. E. Davidson 3I9, Woodson d Schery 637; between El Volca'n and Cerro Punta, Gene White 2; trail from Paso Ancho to Monte Lirio, Allen I497; near Monte Lirio, upper Rio Chiriqui Viejo, Seibert i62, I82; Cerro Pando, upper Rio Chiriqui Viejo, Peggy White I; Potrero Muleto to summit, Volcain de Chiriqui, Woodson d Schery 4I7, 387, Davidson 876; Cuesta de Cerro Quemado, east slope of Volcain Chiriqui, Pittier 3114.
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