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  • F. bracelinae
  • F. bracelinae

F. bracelinae

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, pilose, pendulous, 12-20mm long
  • Ovary : oblong, strigillose-pilose, 4.5-8mm long x 2-3mm wide
  • Tube color : light red to pink
  • Tube shape : cylindrical-fusiform, lightly strigillose to pilose outside, glabrous inside
  • Tube dimensions : 3.5-7mm long x 2-4mm wide
  • Sepal color upper : light red to pink
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : narrowly lanceolate to elliptic-ovate, connate at the base for 3 to 5 (to 6) mm
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 19-26mm long x 5-8mm wide at the base
  • Corolla opening color : deep violet
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : broadly obovate, apex rounded
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 10-15mm long x 6.5-9mm wide
  • Nectary : 2.5-3.5mm high, about 1mm thick and slightly ridged
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : reddish purple, 24-30mm x 17mm long
  • Anthers : elliptic, 2.5-3mm long x 1.2-1.6mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : light red, glabrous,
  • Stigma : reddish, clavate-subglobose, 1.5-3mm long x 1-1.5mm wide, exserted 5-14mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : solitary in upper leaf axils
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : young berries oblong
  • Seed :
  • Habit : a few to many-branched subshrub, 10 to 60 cm tall, or occasionally a scandent shrub to two meters high in dense shrubbery
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0,1-2 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowering is mainly during the summer months from primarily from November to March
  • Named : after Mrs. P.H. Bracelin
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1943
  • Botanist : Munz
  • Authors : Munz 1943. Berry 1989
  • Original publication : Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. IV, 25: 7 1943
  • Habitat : endemic to the highest peaks of the Serra do Caparaó (Pico da Bandeira, Pico do Cristal, Picodo Cruzeiro, and Pico do Calçado) along the border of the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. It grows in the open campos above the tree line, most common between 2,700 and 2,800 meters
  • Elevation : 2280-2850
  • Native country : Brazil
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 22

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : three to five-verticillate, membranous, petioles green to reddish, pilose, 1 to 3 mm long, stipules lanceolate, with a thick base, 1.5 to 2 mm long, adjacent ones often fused basally, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : green and slightly strigose with conspicuously impressed veins
  • Foliage color lower side : paler and usually purple-flushed and densely pilose on the sulcate veins and margins
  • Leaf dimensions : 20-50mm long x 7-1 7mm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic-lanceolate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to gland-denticulate
  • Leaf tip : narrowly acute
  • Leaf base : rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins four to seven per side
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, generally reddish purple, densely pilose with erect, whitish hairs about 1 mm long. Older branches are with freely exfoliating bark