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  • F. crassistipula
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F. crassistipula

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : short, pendant, 3-8mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, 5-8mm long x 2-4mm wide, green, strigose
  • Tube color : subnitid scarlet pink
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, finely strigose outside, pilose inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 32-46 (to 48)mm long x 3-5mm wide and bulbous at the base, narrowed-2-3mm wide above the nectary, then gradually widened above until 5-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : subnitid scarlet pink becoming dull purple towards the tip
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acute, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 10-14mm long x 4-6mm wide, with a short tip 1-2mm long in bud
  • Corolla opening color : deep red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : narrowly elliptic-oblong, acute and more-or-less mucronate at the apex, spreading at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 11-16 (to 18)mm long x 3-5 (to 6)mm wide
  • Nectary : green, unlobed, about 2mm high, 0.8-1mm thick
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : 7-11mm x 4-7mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2.5-3mm long x about 1.5mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous, pink
  • Stigma : globose, four-parted at the apex, 3-4mm long x 2-3mm wide, bright red pink, exserted 3-8mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : numerous in terminal or subterminal racemes or verticillately branched panicles, rachis ridged, spreading to drooping, 5 to 30 cm long, bracts 8 to 20 mm long
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  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : cylindric to subglobose when fully ripe, 13-15mm long x 9-13mm wide, nitid green to flushed purple
  • Seed : 1.5mm long x 0.8-1.1mm wide
  • Habit : suberect to scandent shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-3 m
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  • Remarks :
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  • Year (of first description) : 1982
  • Botanist : Berry P.E.
  • Authors : Berry 1982
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 69: 181 1982
  • Habitat : an infrequent shrub in cloud forest thickets of the Nevado de Ruiz Massif in the Cordillera Central, in Tolima, Quindio, and Caldas Departments
  • Elevation : 2600-3000
  • Native country : Colombia
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : 3 to 6-verticillate, mostly in whorls of 4 or 5, firmly membranous, petioles stout, 2 to 3.5 mm thick, 12 to 40 mm long, sparsely strigose, green to pink red, stipules conspicuous, subtriangular, divergent, margins and tips recurved on lower nodes, separate to fully connate, thick-callose, 2.5 to 4 mm long, about 3mm wide when fresh, each stipule with a central longitudinal nerve 2 to 3 mm thick, considerably flattened and shrunken when dry, persistent
  • Foliage color upper side : sparsely strigose and velvety dark green
  • Foliage color lower side : strigose and paler to purple flushed, especially on and along the prominent midrib
  • Leaf dimensions : 6-16cm long x 2.5-7cm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to broadly oblanceolate
  • Leaf margin : secondary veins 10 to 15 on either side of the midvein
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to obtuse
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : glandular-serrulate and usually purple tinged
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young branches conspicuously 3 to 6ridged, one ridge for each leaf in the whorl above, 3 to 9 mm thick, green, strigillose to subcanescent, older branches terete with dull gray brown, exfoliating bark