Blakea gracilis Hemsl.

Blakea_gracilis_4912
A. Hemiepiphytic habit. B. Foliage. C. Abaxial leaf base-note mite domatia. D. Flower bud. E. View of the back of a flower at anthesis. F. Front view of a flower at anthesis. G. Dissection of a flower (from left to right): stamen, style, petal, longitudinal section of the hypanthium. H. Immature fruit. Voucher. Costa Rica: San José, Escazú, San Antonio, Bebedero, Cercanías de las antenas, La Ventolera, A orilla del camino, 1850 m, 6 de octubre 2004, R. Kriebel 4912 (INB).

Blakea_gracilis_Escazu_RKsn_dissection1A. Side view of flower. B. Dissection of fresh flower. Voucher locality same as R. Kriebel 4912 but taken December, 2011, R. Kriebel s.n.

Blakea_gracilis_Escazu_RKsn_dissection2 A. View of flowers from above. B. View of flower from the side. Note the white and pink style on each flower and a little more orange stamen color on one than the other. C. Dissection showing the outer side of the ribbed hypanthium. D. Longitudinal section of the ovary hypanthium. E. Petal. F. Stamen. G. Style. Voucher locality same as R. Kriebel 4912 but taken October, 2013, R. Kriebel s.n. (spirit-NY).

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Blakea gracilis Hemsl.

  1. Hola Ricardito! Muy lindo el sitio! Quizá yo voy a trabajar con Blakea en mi pos doctorado!?? Abraços Julia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s