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  • F. ayavacensis
  • F. ayavacensis
  • F. ayavacensis
  • F. ayavacensis
  • F. ayavacensis
  • F. ayavacensis

F. ayavacensis

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : 6-25 (to 50)mm long, drooping
  • Ovary : ellipsoid, 6-8mm long x 2-3mm wide
  • Tube color : orange red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, subtetragonous in transection, strigose outside, pilose inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : (35 to) 40-55mm long x 3-3.5mm wide and bulbous at the base, narrowed-2-2.5mm wide above the nectary and gradually widened above until 5-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : orange red
  • Sepal color lower : pink
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, spreading to divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 10-20mm long x 4-6mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : orange red
  • Corolla mature color : pink
  • Corolla shape : broadly elliptic-ovate, rounded to subacute at the apex, mostly about half as long as the sepals
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 7-11 long x 5.5-8mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed or shallowly quadrilobed, 1.5-2mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : light red, 8-11mm x 5-8mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2.5-3mm long x ca. 2mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : light red, pilose in lower ~
  • Stigma : subobconic, four-cleft apically, circa 3mm long x 3-4mm wide, light red

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : axillary at branch tips
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : ellipsoid, 16-20mm long x 8-10mm wide, strigose, reddish when ripe
  • Seed : 1.3-1.6mm long x 0.8-1.1mm wide
  • Habit : suberect to scandent shrub, with flexuous branches to several meters long when scandent
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-4 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks :
  • Named : from Ayavaca (northwest Peru)
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1823
  • Botanist : Humboldt, Bonpland & Kunth
  • Authors : Humboldt, Bonpland & Kunth 1823
  • Original publication : Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 107 1823
  • Habitat : Cajamarca and Piura Departments of northern Peru and southernmost Loja Province
  • Elevation : 1900-3200
  • Native country : Peru, Ecuador
  • Synonyms : F. asplundii, J. F. Macbride 1941, F. townsendii, I. M. Johnston 1925
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : mostly ternate, occasionally quaternate, membranous, petioles 6 to 20 (to 30) mm long, stipules lanceolate to triangular, 1.5 to 2 mm long, mostly deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : matte green and strigillose
  • Foliage color lower side : paler and strigose, sometimes red-tinged
  • Leaf dimensions : 6-15(-18)cm long x 2.2-5(-7)cm wide
  • Leaf shape : oblong to elliptic or narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to subacuminate
  • Leaf base : acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 7 to 12 on either side of the midvein, at times reddish
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth is densely canescent-strigose or hirtellous with whitish hairs, older portions are strigose to hirtellous, older branches have brown exfoliating bark