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F. chloroloba

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : dull red or green, 26-60 (to 70)mm long
  • Ovary : (narrowly) cylindric, 10-24mm long x 2-4mm wide, lustrous light green
  • Tube color : glaucous, bright scarlet to light orange-pink
  • Tube shape : glabrous outside, pilose inside in the lower quarter
  • Tube dimensions : (38 to) 41-51mm long x 4-5mm wide and bulbous at the base, thereupon strongly constricted-1.5-2mm wide in the lower third-quarter of the tube, then abruptly widened until 10-13.5mm wide in the upper half before narrowing slightly-9-11 (to 12)mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : parrot green
  • Sepal color lower : green
  • Sepal shape : lance-ovate, thin membranous, connate for 5 to 7 mm at the base, tetragonous in bud
  • Sepal tips : apex acute to acuminate, spreading-divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 16-24mm long x 5-10 (to 12)mm wide
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  • Nectary : 6-8mm high
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  • Filaments : green, the antesepalous ones 10-16mm long, the antepetalous ones 8-13mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, yellow, 4-5mm long x 2-3mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pale green, pilose inside in the lower third
  • Stigma : clavate, green, 4-4.5mm long x about 2mm wide, exserted 5-15mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

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  • Flowers : few to numerous, axillary or clustered at the tips of young shoots
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  • Habit : shrubs , usually growing in rocks or epiphytic on trees, with globose to ellipsoid tubers 1 to 4 cm thick
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  • Height : 1-2 m
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  • Remarks : flowers appear in the dry season, principally from May to October
  • Named : with green lobes (sepals)’
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  • Year (of first description) : 1939
  • Botanist : Johnston I.M.
  • Authors : Johnston 1939
  • Original publication : J. Arnold Arbor. 20: 243 1939
  • Habitat : endemic to cloud forest in several valleys in Provo Paucartambo and Provo Quispicanchis Departments, Cuzco
  • Elevation : 1600-2800
  • Native country : Peru
  • Synonyms : F. tuberosa
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : alternate, usually lacking at anthesis, membranous, petioles 14 to 45 mm long, stipules filiform, about 2 mm long, 0.2 to 0.3 mm wide, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : glabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : glabrous
  • Leaf dimensions : 60-120mm long x 20-55(-60)mm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly lance-ovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to remotely denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : cordate to subcordate
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  • Veins : secondary veins 5 to 9 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, smooth, purplish, 1.5 to 5 mm thick, older stems 0.5 to 2 meters long, 5 to 18 mm thick, with freely exfoliating bark