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F. ceracea

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : 7-15mm long
  • Ovary : ellipsoid, about 7mm long x about 3mm wide
  • Tube color : lavender to bright pink, white inside
  • Tube shape : subcylindric to narrowly funnelform, puberulent to subglabrous outside, pubescent inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : (9 to) 10-13 cm long x bulbous and 6-7mm wide at the base, narrowed-3-5mm wide above the nectary, slightly widened above until 8-9mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : lavender to bright pink
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, suberect at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 28-30mm long x 6-7mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : crimson to dark purple
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  • Corolla shape : ovate, broadly acute, suberect at anthesis
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  • Corolla dimensions : 5-7mm long x about 4mm wide
  • Nectary : light green, unlobed, about 3mm high
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  • Filaments : white pink, 13-14mm x 9-10mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 4-5
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MISCELLANEOUS

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  • Flowers : held in simple, pendant, involucrate racemes, with two to three flowers per whorl and internodes 2 to 6 cm long, bracts thin membranous, concave, sessile, pruinose, broadly ovate, acuminate at the apex, clasping the stem at the base, 4 to 12 cm long, 1.5 to 5 cm wide,
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  • Habit : climbing shrub or dangling liana in trees to 6 m above ground, the ultimate branches are pendant, the plants are glabrous except for the puberulent young flowers and pedicels
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  • Named : waxy, like bees-wax’
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  • Year (of first description) : 1982
  • Botanist : Berry P.E.
  • Authors : Berry 1982
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 69: 149 1982
  • Habitat : very rare climber in cloud forest, known just from Panao and the Carpish area of Huánuco Department, Peru
  • Elevation : 2500-2850
  • Native country : Peru
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  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or ternate, firmly membranous, petioles reddish, slightly twisted, 2 to 20 mm long. the stipules are arrowly triangular, 1.5 to 2 mm long, about 0.7 mm wide, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : waxy green
  • Foliage color lower side : waxy green
  • Leaf dimensions : 8-15cm long x 4-6cm wide
  • Leaf shape : lanceolate to narrowly ovate
  • Leaf margin : entire
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : obtuse to unequal or slightly auriculate
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  • Veins : secondary veins 7 to 10 on either side of the midvein
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