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  • F. brevilobis
  • F. brevilobis
  • F. brevilobis

F. brevilobis

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pendulous, 17-28 (to 42)mm long
  • Ovary : oblong, 5-10mm long x 2-4mm wide, loosely pilose, green
  • Tube color : red to red-pink
  • Tube shape : subcylindric to fusiform, glabrous to pilose outside, pilose inside
  • Tube dimensions : 7-10mm long x 2-3mm wide at the base, 3.5-4.5mm wide in the middle, often constricted-about 3mm wide at the point of insertion of the stamens beneath the widening of the sepal tube
  • Sepal color upper : red to red-pink
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape :
  • Sepal tips : acute to acuminate, spreading to slightly recurved at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 17-25mm long x connate for (8 to) 11-16mm at the base and forming a tube, this enlarging-8-10mm wide before the separation of the sepals, the free lobes narrowly triangular, 5-11 (to 13)mm long x 3-5mm wide at the base
  • Corolla opening color : light to dark purple
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : petals almost entirely enclosed by the sepal tube, spathulate, rounded at the apex, the base slender and adnate to the sepal tube in the basal 3 to 4 mm above the insertion of the filaments,
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 12-18mm long x (5 to) 6-7mm wide
  • Nectary : green, slightly ridged, 1-1.2mm thick and 2.5-3mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : reddish pink, 22-38mm x 19-35mm long
  • Anthers : red-purple, oblong, 2.5-3mm long x 1-1.5mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : reddish, pilose in lower half
  • Stigma : clavate, purple, 1.2-1.6mm long x about 1mm wide, exserted 5-10mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : solitary in upper leaf axils
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : oblong-ellipsoid, 15-22 (to 26)mm long x 7-10 (to 16)mm wide at maturity, black when ripe
  • Seed : oblong-triangular, 2-2.6mm long x 1-1.6mm wide, and about 0.5 mm thick
  • Habit : scandent shrubs, or occasionally lianas in trees to eight meters high, with basal stems 1 to 6 cm in diameter, branches scandent or drooping to three meters long
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 2-6 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowers occur throughout the year, but mainly during the summer season from November to March, natural hybridization with F. regia subsp. serrae is known to occur
  • Named : short-lobed (petals)’
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1989
  • Botanist : Berry P.E.
  • Authors : Berry 1989
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76: 552 1989
  • Habitat : montane forests of the Serra de Paranapiacaba in southern São Paulo state, in the Serra da Virgem Maria and Rio Capivari drainage in Paraná state, and then on the lower most slopes of the Serra do Mar and in coastal restingas
  • Elevation : 0-900
  • Native country : Brazil
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 22

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, ternate or occasionally in whorls of four, firmly membranous, petioles usually dull purple, (2 to) 4 to 8 (to 14) mm long, subglabrous to densely pilose, stipules 0.5 to 1.1 mm long, 0.7 to 1.2 mm wide, purplish, broadly triangular, thick-stubby and divergent, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : subglabrous to sparsely pubescent with impressed veins
  • Foliage color lower side : sparsely puberulent to villous, especially along nerves
  • Leaf dimensions : 20-75mm long x 10-25(-30)mm wide
  • Leaf shape : lanceolate to narrowly ovate
  • Leaf margin : entire to remotely denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to occasionally acuminate
  • Leaf base : rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 3 to 6 per side
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth densely pilose to puberulent, older stems exfoliating