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  • F. austromontana
  • F. austromontana
  • F. austromontana

F. austromontana

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : usually tuberculate, red, 14-35 (to 55)mm long
  • Ovary : tetragonous, 6-8mm long x 1.5-2mm wide
  • Tube color : scarlet
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, walls ca. 1 mm thick, often more or less verrucose, glabrous to densely pilose outside, (densely) villous inside in lower parts
  • Tube dimensions : (25 to) 34-50mm long x 4-6mm wide at the base, then narrowed-2-5mm wide for lower ~, widened above until 10-12mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : scarlet, the tips sometimes dull purple green
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate,thick-spongy, circa 1.5 mm thick when fresh, often verrucose
  • Sepal tips : acute to acuminate, spreading to divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 15-20mm long x 5-7mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : deep red, usually drying a uniform purple
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : elliptic-obovate to suborbicular, rounded to broadly acute at the apex, spreading at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 12-17mm long x (7 to) 8-13mm wide
  • Nectary : deeply four-lobed-unlobed, circa 2mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 10-14mm x 7-10mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 3.5-4.5mm long x 2-3mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, glabrous or with a few hairs
  • Stigma : subglobose, four-cleft at the apex, 2-2.5mm long x ca. 3mm wide, red pink, exserted 1-10mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : generally few and pendant from upper leafaxils
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : ellipsoid, reddish, tetragonous before maturity, 16-18mm long x 8-11mm wide
  • Seed : tan, 1.4-1.7mm long x 0.8-1.1mm wide
  • Habit : erect to occasionally climbing shrub with subcanescent to whitish-pilose young growth
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 2-4 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks :
  • Named : southern mountains’
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1939
  • Botanist : Johnston I.M.
  • Authors : Johnston 1939
  • Original publication : J. Arnold Arbor. 20: 242 1939
  • Habitat : upper cloud forest from southern Cuzco Department in Peru to just beyond the Bolivian border in La Paz Department, Bolivia
  • Elevation : 2600-3500
  • Native country : southern Peru, Bolivia
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : three- to five-verticillate, firmly membranous, petioles 3 to 12 mm long, reddish, densely pilose to lightly pubescent, stipules linear-lanceolate, 2 to 4 mm long, 0.5 to 1 mm wide, subpersistent.
  • Foliage color upper side : dark green and subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green and pubescent, hairs usually denser along the midvein
  • Leaf dimensions : 2.5-8cm long x 1-3cm wide
  • Leaf shape :
  • Leaf margin : subentire to denticulate and sometimes slightly revolute
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to obtuse
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 5 to 9 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : purplish branchlets, and older branches exhibiting tan-brown splitting bark