• Search
    Generic filters
    Filter by Custom Post Type
  • Search
    Generic filters
    Filter by Custom Post Type
  • Narrow down your search by using the filters below.
    Allow some time to find the cultivars.

F. apetala

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pilose-hirsute, (10 to) 18-35mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, subtetragonous, 6-12mm long x 2-4mm wide, short pilose-densely hirsute, the hairs often shaggy and-2mm long
  • Tube color : rose to light orange-red, at times with a dark purple, nitid ring at the rim
  • Tube shape : subcylindrical, pilose to densely hirsute in the basal 1 to 2 mm, loosely pilose for the rest of length, inside subglabrous to villous 10 to 35 mm above the base
  • Tube dimensions : 4-16 cm long x 3-6mm wide and somewhat nodose at the base around the nectary, then narrowed-2-4mm wide followed by a gradual widening until 7-10mm wide at the rim, sometimes dilated 8-13mm wide just below rim
  • Sepal color upper : rose red and usually dull yellow-green distally
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : ovate, usually broader than the tube, connate at the base
  • Sepal tips : broadly acute, spreading to slightly recurved at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 16-25 (to 30)mm long x 7-12 (to 16)mm wide
  • Corolla opening color :
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape :
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions :
  • Nectary : lustrous green-purple, lining the basal 5-6mm of the tube
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : green-dull pink with age, the antesepalous ones 10-18mm long, the antepetalous ones 8-15mm long
  • Anthers : narrowly oblong, 3.5-4.5mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, yellow
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pale green, subglabrous-densely (retrorse) villous between 10-40 mm above the base, the basal 10-15 mm usually glabrous
  • Stigma : green, globose-capitate, slightly four-cleft, 2-4mm long x 1.5-2.5mm wide, exserted 1-15mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : crowded near the tip of lateral, knotty twigs, usually three to twelve per shoot
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : oblong, red, subtetragonous, 17-25mm long x 8-12mm wide, subglabrous to densely hirsute, more or less verrucose
  • Seed :
  • Habit : prostrate to hanging subshrubs in rock crevices or on the edge of banks rich in sphagnum or humus, or vine-like epiphytes on moist tree trunks. Tubers ellipsoid to cylindrical, 2 to 8 cm long and 1 to 5 cm thick, covered by copper-tan, flaking bark, often interconnected by slender stems. Stoloniferous shoots 2 to 12 dm long when epiphytic (lacking when terrestrial), 2 to 4 mm thick with freely exfoliating red-copper bark, leaves and flowers borne on short, lateral, knotty-tortuous stems with tightly packed leaf and pedicel scars, these stems rarely more than 4 cm long, 3 to 8 mm thick, dull gray, pilose to hirsute.
  • Hardiness:
  • Height :
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowering is principally in the dry season, from June to September
  • Named : without petals ‘
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1802
  • Botanist : Ruiz & Pavon
  • Authors : Ruiz & Pavon 1802
  • Original publication : Fl. Peruv. 3: 89 1802
  • Habitat : found on the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes from San Martín Department south to Puno Department and in Bolivia, La Paz and Cochabamba Departments in upper cloud forest and the lower reaches of the Puna, on rocks, tree trunks and sphagnum banks at elevations from (2,800 to) 3,200 to 3,850 (to 4,200) meters but most common above 3,600 meters.
  • Elevation : 2800-4200
  • Native country : Peru, Bolivia
  • Synonyms : F. macrantha Hook. 1846, F. hirsuta Hemsl. 1876, F. unduavensis Munz 1943
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 22

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : alternate and usually tightly clustered at the branch tips, mostly deciduous at anthesis or present on plants flowering in shady habitats, soft membranous, petiole 25 to 50 (to 70) mm long, 2 to 3.5 mm thick, reddish, pilose, stipules filiform, 2 to 3 mm long, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : densely pilose-hirsute when young, green and subglabrous to strigose at maturity
  • Foliage color lower side : slightly paler and pilose, with appressed, densely villous hairs along veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 60-120(-150)mm long x 35-65mm wide
  • Leaf shape : subcordate to ovate-elliptic
  • Leaf margin : subentire to denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : rounded to obtuse or subcordate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6 to 8 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches :