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F. corollata

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : 12-24mm long
  • Ovary : ovoidellipsoid, 6-7mm long x 2-2.5mm wide, subglabrous-strigose
  • Tube color : paler subnitid red pink to scarlet, often greenish towards tips
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, subglabrous to strigose outside, villous inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : (28 to) 35-55 (to 60)mm long x 2.5-3mm wide and bulbous at base, then narrowed-1.5-2mm and gradually widened above until 5-8mm wide at rim
  • Sepal color upper : subnitid red pink to scarlet
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : subacuminate at apex, sometimes split open in middle in bud, spreading to divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 10-17 (to 22)mm long x 5-6 (to 8)mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : scarlet
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : almost always longer than sepals, (broadly) elliptic to rhombic, obtuse to cuneate at apex, attenuate to unguiculate at base, glabrous to rarely pilose on dorsal nerve, (strongly) spreading at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 10-18 (to 24)mm long x (5 to) 6-10mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed or shallowly 4-lobed, 1.5-2mm high, sometimes with a few erect hairs
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red pink, 10-18mm x 7-15mm long
  • Anthers : oblong-subreniform, 2-3mm long x 1.5-2.2mm wide, cream
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, glabrous or occasionally pilose
  • Stigma : globose, slightly 4-cleft at apex, 2-3mm long x 2-4mm wide, cream-light red

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : axillary and pendant, usually fewer than six per branch
  • Flower size :
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  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : subglobose, 9-13mm long x 8-10mm wide, purple at maturity
  • Seed : tan, 2-2.6 (to 3)mm long x (1.0 to) 1.2-1.6 (to 2)mm wide
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs with ascending to divergent branches
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-5 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : considerable variation in some populations of this species that might be the result of hybridization with F. caucana
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1845
  • Botanist : Bentham
  • Authors : Bentham 1845
  • Original publication : Pl. Hartw. 179 1845
  • Habitat : found in high elevation cloud forest and subpáramo areas from the Cordillera Central of Colombia in Cauca south to Imbabura, Ecuador
  • Elevation : 2800-3800
  • Native country : Ecuador
  • Synonyms : F. colombiana, Munz 1946
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11 or 22

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : ternate or less often quaternate, firmly membranous to subcoriaceous, petioles strigose, 3 to 12 (to 22) mm long, stipules lance-linear, dark, 2 to 4 mm long, 0.7 to 1 mm wide, persistent and usually divergent
  • Foliage color upper side : dark glossy green and glabrous to strigose
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green and usually strigose or villous
  • Leaf dimensions : 20-70mm long x 7-30mm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to oblanceolate
  • Leaf margin : gland-serrulate, the teeth usually conspicuous and mostly 0.3 to 0.5 mm long
  • Leaf tip : acute to obtuse
  • Leaf base : acute to narrowly cuneate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 3 to 8 on either side of the midvein, often red below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, 2 to 3 mm thick, strigose, generally red purple, older stems 5 to 12 mm thick with red tan, exfoliating bark