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F. confertifolia

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : hirsute, 9-15mm long
  • Ovary : oblong, 4-5mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, pilose, eight-sulcate
  • Tube color : red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, glabrous to sparsely pilose outside, pilose inside for most its length
  • Tube dimensions : 35-50mm long x 2-4mm wide and slightly bulbous at the base, narrowed-1.5-3mm wide above the nectary, gradually widened above until 7-10mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : narrowly lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, with tips connate into a tip about 2 mm long in bud
  • Sepal dimensions : 13-18mm long x 4-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : narrowly triangular with long, tapered tips, petals shorter than the sepals
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  • Corolla dimensions : 9-14mm long x 2.5-3mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 6-10mm x 4-7mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2-2.5mm long x about 1.5mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, densely pilose for most its length
  • Stigma : subobconic, four-cleft at the apex, 2-3mm long x about 2mm wide, exserted 4-5mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : mostly two to eight, drooping, grouped in uppermost axils at the branch tips
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  • Fruit : ellipsoid-ovoid, 10mm long x 5-7mm wide
  • Seed : tan, 1.8-2.1mm long x 1-1.2mm wide
  • Habit : densely-branched shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-2.5 m
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  • Year (of first description) : 1844
  • Botanist : Fielding & Gardner
  • Authors : Fielding & Gardner 1844
  • Original publication : Sert. Pl. t. 28 1844
  • Habitat : endemic to cloud forest near high ridges of the mountains east of the Rio Utcubamba in Amazonas Department
  • Elevation : 2600-3200
  • Native country : Peru
  • Synonyms : F. dolichantha, Krause 1905
  • Gametic chromosome number n =

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : densely crowded on branchlets and upper portions of older stems with internodes mostly 2 to 5 mm long, 2 to 4 leaves per node, usually ternate, subcoriaceous, petioles hirsute- villous, 1 to 2 mm long, stipules dark, filiform, 2 to 3.5 mm long, about 0.3 mm wide, persistent, often connate and divergent to reflexed
  • Foliage color upper side : glabrous, except for scattered hairs 1.0 to 1.2 mm long on the basal portions of the midvein or along the margins
  • Foliage color lower side : glabrous, except for scattered hairs 1.0 to 1.2 mm long on the basal portions of the midvein or along the margins
  • Leaf dimensions : 8-12mm long x 3-5mm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic-ovate
  • Leaf margin : remotely glandular-denticulate or slightly revolute
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : rounded to acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 4 to 5 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, 1.5 to 3 mm thick, usually less than 15 cm long, conspicuously ferrugineous-hirsute, older branches with red brown bark exfoliating in slender strips