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  • F. corymbiflora
  • F. corymbiflora

F. corymbiflora

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pendant-ascending in fruit, 6-15mm long
  • Ovary : ellipsoid, 5-6mm long x about 2mm wide, puberulent
  • Tube color : pale pink to bright scarlet
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, minutely pubescent under a lens to velutinous or strigillose outside, pubescent inside for most of length
  • Tube dimensions : 40-65 (to 70)mm long x 2-2.5mm wide and bulbous at the base, narrowed-1.5-2mm wide for about the basal 10mm of the tube, then gradually widened above until 5-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : pale pink to bright scarlet
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lance-oblong, buds terete and slightly mucronate
  • Sepal tips : acute, spreading-divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 12-15mm long x 3.5-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : darker than sepals, red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : oblong, acute to obtuse-tipped, spreading and equal to or longer than the sepals at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 12-17mm long x 4-5mm wide
  • Nectary : shallowly 4-lobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : pink-red, 8-10mm x 5-7mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2.5-3mm long x about 1.5mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pink, puberulent from the base to the rim of the tube
  • Stigma : capitate, 4-cleft at the apex, 2-2.5mm long x about 2.5mm wide, cream, exserted 3-6mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : few to many in terminal, corymbose, arching to drooping racemes or few-branched panicles, rachis 2 to 8 cm long, bracts lanceolate, 5 to 15 mm long
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : subglobose, more-or-less tetragonous before maturity, 10-12mm long x 8-10mm wide, red
  • Seed : reddish tan, 1.8-2.1mm long x 1-1.4mm wide
  • Habit : scandent to erect shrubs, young growth finely canescent to puberulent, older stems and leaves velutinous to subglabrous
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-4 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : F. corymbiflora var. Alba is a hybrid, the species itself is often confused with F. boliviana
  • Named : Corymbiflora means ‘with flowers arranged in flat-topped heads (corymbs)’
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1802
  • Botanist : Ruiz & Pavon
  • Authors : Ruiz & Pavon 1802
  • Original publication : Fl. Peruv. 3: 87 1802
  • Habitat : endemic to cloud forest on the eastern slopes of the central Peruvian Andes in Huánuco, Junín, and Huancavelica Departments
  • Elevation : 1500-2850
  • Native country : central Peru
  • Synonyms : F. munzii, J. F. Macbride 1941, F. velutina, I. M. Johnston 1925
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, very rarely ternate, firmly membranous, petioles 6 to 20 (to 30) mm long, stipules triangular, 1 to 2 mm long, about 1.5 mm wide, sometimes connate, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : matte green
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green
  • Leaf dimensions : 6-12(-19)cm long x 3-6(-9)cm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to oblong
  • Leaf margin : subentire to obscurely glandular-denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 13 to 17 on either side of the midvein, sometimes reddish below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branches few and spreading, branchlets terete, 2 to 3 mm thick, red to dull purple