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Tabaco del Diablo

Observed: 15th October 2013 By: erasmomacPlants expert
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Tony Rebelo's picture

Two species here: pic 1 =

Two species here:
pic 1 = Fuschia (chilensis?)
Pic 2 = Lobelia polyphylla

Por favor, elimine la primera de aquí y que lo ponga en otra observación.

Víctor Pastén-Marambio's picture

Hola, Erasmo, Sin duda, la

Hola, Erasmo,

Sin duda, la imagen nos hace muy susceptibles de confundir fucsia con tabaco del diablo, sobre todo en lo concerniente a filotaxis y morfología foliar; no obstante, la estructura floral observada nos permite distinguir fácilmente una especie de otra.

Saludos cordiales,

Víctor

Tony Rebelo's picture

dos especies

Hay dos especies en esta observación : fotografía 1= Fuschia fotografía ; 2 = tabaco del diablo.

Víctor Pastén-Marambio's picture

Acabo de ver la segunda

Acabo de ver la segunda imagen, que efectivamente corresponde a la especie que indicas, así que va mi confirmación para ti. :-)

Saludos,

Víctor

Víctor Pastén-Marambio's picture

Hi, Tony, Definitely, that

Hi, Tony,

Definitely, that plant is not Lobelia polyphylla, which I know very well. The flowers of Lobelia are clearly different to those of Fuchsia. Please see this photo of a flowering L. polyphylla: http://museo.florachilena.cl/Niv_tax/Angiospermas/Ordenes/Asterales/Camp....

Regards,

Victor

Tony Rebelo's picture

Picture 2

Picture 2 is definitely Lobelia polyphylla: your link shows it clearly.
it is quite differnt from picture 1 which is your Fuschia, but from the title is not what erasmomac wanted to post.

Please see http://www.ispotnature.org/species-dictionaries/col/Lobelia%20polyphylla
Note this observation is there, but the first picture (the Fuschia) is showing - whereas the ID is for the second!

Tony Rebelo's picture

please check

www.ispotnature.org/node/451353
I decided on polyphylla instead of excelsa because the flowers where terminal with small bracts, not among the leaves of excelsa, but the flowers look wrong.

Víctor Pastén-Marambio's picture

You are quite right, Tony. I

You are quite right, Tony. I had not seen the second photo, which actually corresponds to L. polyphylla. Regarding your comparison between L. polyphylla and L. excelsa, I totally agree with you. Even L. tupa, which also occurs in the Valparaíso Region, can be easily distinguished from L. polyphylla.

Regards,

Victor