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  • F. dependens
  • F. dependens
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F. dependens

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, pendant, incanous, 5-10mm long
  • Ovary : ellipsoid, 5-7mm long x 2-3mm wide
  • Tube color : orange red to scarlet
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform or subcylindric, puberulent outside, densely pilose inside in the narrowed part of the tube
  • Tube dimensions : 40-50mm long x 3-4mm wide and nodose at the base, narrowed-2.5-3mm wide in basal ~, then gradually widened above until 5-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : orange red to scarlet
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lance-oblong
  • Sepal tips : obtuse to shortly acute-tipped, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 12-13mm long x 4-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : orange red to scarlet with dull green tips
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : narrowly lanceolate, acute at the apex, spreading to more-or-less recurved at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 12-14mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Nectary : irregularly 4-lobed, 1-2mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 9-11mm x 5-7mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2.5-3mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, cream
  • Pistil :
  • Style : totally glabrous, light red
  • Stigma : capitate-subobconic, slightly 4parted at the apex, 2-2.5mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, dull pink, exserted 3-10mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : numerous in dense, drooping, terminal panicles or series of terminal and subterminal, corymbiform racemes, rachis 2 to 6 cm long when young, 8 to 25 cm long in fruit, bracts elliptic, 5 to 20 mm long, 3 to 10 mm wide, short-petiolate, sometimes reflexed
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  • Fruit : ellipsoid, puberulent, 12-16mm long x 7-12mm wide
  • Seed : tan brown, 1-1.2mm long x 0.6mm wide
  • Habit : erect to usually scandent-climbing shrub, with arching to hanging branches 0.5 to 3 meters long
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 2-10 m
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  • Named :
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  • Year (of first description) : 1837
  • Botanist : Hooker
  • Authors : Hooker 1837
  • Original publication : Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 1: t. 65 1837
  • Habitat : in cloud forest on the west slopes of the Cordillera Occidental of the Northern Andes from Carchi to Pichincha and on the east slopes of the Cordillera Central in Imbabura and Carchi, also in the drier Central Valley of Ecuador from Pichincha to Carchi and in the Nudo de Pasto area in Nariño, Colombia, occurring commonly in hedgerows
  • Elevation : 2400-3300
  • Native country : Ecuador, Colombia
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : mostly quaternate, rarely in whorls of three or five, membranous, petioles puberulent, reddish, 1/5- 1/3 the length of the blade, 14 to 35 mm long, stipules lanceolate, 1.5 to 2 mm long, 0.4 to 0.5 mm wide, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : dull green and strigillose
  • Foliage color lower side : incanous and paler green, especially when dry
  • Leaf dimensions : 5-14(-15)cm long x 2-5(-6)cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic to ovate
  • Leaf margin : usually undulate and conspicuously glandular-denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 11 to 14 (to 16) on either side of the midvein, more-or-less impressed above and prominent below, midrib reddish
  • Stems :
  • Branches : banchlets canescent, dull red, 2 to 8 mm thick, with tan bark exfoliating in longitudinal strips