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  • F. cestroides
  • F. cestroides
  • F. cestroides

F. cestroides

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : puberulent, 3-4mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, 3-4mm long x 1-1.5mm wide, puberulent-pilose
  • Tube color : rose pink to lavender
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, lightly puberulent to pilose outside, retrorse villous inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 18-20mm long x 2-3mm wide at the base, narrowed-about 1.5mm wide in the lower 113, then gradually widened-about 4mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : greenish (in bud) to dull purple
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : oblong lanceolate, connate for about 1.5 mm at the base
  • Sepal tips : obtuse to acute, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 5-7mm long x 2.5-3mm wide
  • Corolla opening color :
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  • Corolla dimensions :
  • Nectary : about 3mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : green, the antesepalous ones 3.5-6(-7)mm long, the antepetalous ones 2-5mm long
  • Anthers : broadly elliptic, yellow, about 1.5mm long x about 1mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous, exserted 5-8 mm beyond the anthers
  • Stigma : clavate, 1.5-2mm long x about 1mm wide, slightly four-cleft at the apex

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : generally numerous on terminal and axillary racemes with. small, deciduous, lance-filiform bracts, rachis (15 to) 25 to 35 mm long
  • Flower size :
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  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : immature berry is oblong, 8mm long x 5mm wide
  • Seed : about 50 seeds per berry
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-3 m
  • Light/Climate :
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  • Remarks :
  • Named : looks like the genus Cestrum
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1940
  • Botanist : Schulze-Menz
  • Authors : Schulze-Menz 1940
  • Original publication : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 137 1940
  • Habitat : rare and endemic to scrub vegetation on the Pacific-facing slopes of the Andes in Cajamarca, Lambayeque, and Piura Departments
  • Elevation : 1100-1700
  • Native country : Peru
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or ternate, membranous, petioles strigose, (2 to) 48 mm long, stipules lanceolate, about 1 mm long, about 0.5 mm wide
  • Foliage color upper side : subglabrous to puberulent
  • Foliage color lower side : puberulent, especially on the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 26-100mm long x 14-15mm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic
  • Leaf margin : subentire to serrulate
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6 to 14 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, 1.5 to 3 mm thick, puberulent to pilose, older stems 5 to 40 mm thick, with exfoliating bark