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F. ampliata

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : stout, 1-2mm thick, 15-35(-50)mm long, strigose
  • Ovary : ovoid, usually constricted near the apex, 6-8mm long x 3-4mm wide, canescent hirtellous and slightly furrowed
  • Tube color : bright scarlet to orange red
  • Tube shape : funnelform, usually dilated above the middle, strigose outside, villous inside for lower third
  • Tube dimensions : (32 to) 40-50 (to 65)mm long x 3-4.5mm wide and bulbous at the base, tapered-2-3 (to 4)mm wide in lower third, widened above until (6 to) 8-14mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : bright scarlet to orange red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : narrowly acute at the apex, with a narrow, tapered tip in bud, fully reflexed soon after anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 16-23 (to 28)mm long x 6-8mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red to orange red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : rotund to orbicular or very broadly ovate, rounded to obtuse at the apex, erect to suberect at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : (10 to)13-18mm long x (9 to)10-16mm wide
  • Nectary : green, shallowly four-eight-lobed, circa 2mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red or orange, 10-18mm x 8-13mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, circa 4mm long x 2-3mm wide, cream
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, densely villous from the base-the rim of the tube
  • Stigma : globose-subclavate, slightly four-cleft apically, 2-4mm long x 2-4mm wide, red

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : flowers axillary and pendant, generally few
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  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : ellipsoidal, 14-16mm long x 8mm wide, usually more or less tetragonous before maturity, slightly verrucose, red when ripe
  • Seed : tan, 1.8-2.1mm long x 0.8-1.2mm wide
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrub with mostly ascending branches, young growth is conspicuously canescent to hirtellous with white hairs
  • Hardiness: H1
  • Height : 1-3 m
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  • Remarks : shrubby growth, sporadic in its flowering, natural hybridization with F. vulcanica is known to occur
  • Named : enlarged, increased’
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1845
  • Botanist : Bentham
  • Authors : Bentham 1845
  • Original publication : Pl. Hartw. 178 1845
  • Habitat : along the Cordillera Occidental from Imbabura to Bolívar and one collection from the Nariño-Putumayo border in southern Colombia and growing in hedgerows on dry slopes, near streams or in upper elevation cloud forest
  • Elevation : 2850-3500
  • Native country : Ecuador
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : ternate or occasionally quaternate, often drooping, membranous, petioles strigose, 7-20 mm long, usually dull purple, stipules lancelinear, 3-5 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : matte green, strigose
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green and strigose-villous below with red purple veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 4-9(-12)cm long x 1.5-4mm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic to lanceolate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to subacuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to narrowly cuneate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 5-9(-11) on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets are 2 to 3 mm thick hirtellous to densely stirgose, green to dull purple, older branches are a dull ash-gray