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F. cuatrecasasii

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : 7-13mm long
  • Ovary : oblong, 4-7mm long x 1.5-2.5mm wide, strigillose, subnitid red purple
  • Tube color : nitid red to orange red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, puberulent outside, pubescent inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : (28 to) 35-50 (to 55)mm long x slightly nodose and 2-3.5mm wide at the base, narrowed-1.5-3mm wide in lower ~ and widened above until 6-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : nitid red to orange red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, tips usually free in bud for 2 to 4 mm
  • Sepal dimensions : (8 to) 10-20mm long x 4-6mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : orange red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : elliptic to oblanceolate, acute at the apex, spreading at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 9-15mm long x 4-6mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : orange red, 5-9mm x 4-5mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2-3mm long x 1-1.5mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : sparsely villous in lower ~, orange red
  • Stigma : capitate, tetragonous, 4-lobed in upper part, 2:-3mm long x 2-3mm wide, cream, exserted 1-4mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : few to many in a compact, terminal, drooping raceme, rachis 1 to 5 (to 8) cm long, bracts lanceolate, 8 to 18 mm long, reflexed
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  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : ellipsoid, 15-20mm long x 10-15mm wide, lustrous red purple
  • Seed : 1.1-1.3mm long x 0.6-0.8mm wide
  • Habit : subshrub
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-1.5 m
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  • Year (of first description) : 1943
  • Botanist : Munz
  • Authors : Munz 1973
  • Original publication : Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. IV, 25: 51 1943
  • Habitat : infrequent in moist, open thickets in cloud forest on eastern slopes of the Andes from Caqueta south to Putumayo
  • Elevation : 1400-2200
  • Native country : Colombia
  • Synonyms :
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FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, firmly membranous, petioles stout, sparsely strigose, 4 to 14 (to 17) mm long, red purple, stipules triangular, firm, dark purple, 1 to 2 mm long, about 1.5 mm wide, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : smooth and glossy
  • Foliage color lower side : subglossy and finely strigillose below on veins and margins
  • Leaf dimensions :
  • Leaf shape : elliptic
  • Leaf margin : subentire
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 8 to 12 on either side of the midvein, more-or-less impressed above, at times purple tinged below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete to slightly flattened, 2 to 6 mm thick, subglabrous, green to reddish purple, older branches with light tan-gray bark