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  • F. ferreyrae

F. ferreyrae

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, pendant, 12-30mm long
  • Ovary : oblong, about 3mm long
  • Tube color : dark red to deep violet (blue red)
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, strigillose to pilose outside, glabrous inside
  • Tube dimensions : (15 to) 22-28mm long x 3-4mm wide and conspicuously nodose at the base, then more-or-less abruptly narrowed-about 2mm wide above the nectary and gradually widened above until (6 to) 8-9mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : dark red to deep violet (blue red)
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : narrowly lanceolate, often with free tips in bud
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : (10 to) 14-16mm long x about 3mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red to violet
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : elliptic, usually about half as long as the sepals, acute at the apex
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 7-9mm long x about 3mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red-violet, 9-13mm x 5-9mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, about 2mm long x about 1.5mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous, red-violet
  • Stigma : capitate, about 2mm long and wide, slightly 4-10bed, dull white

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : axillary and numerous towards the branch tips
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : ellipsoid to subglobose, 12mm long x 8mm wide, lustrous purple
  • Seed : 1-1.2mm long x 0.6mm wide
  • Habit : erect to climbing-scandent shrubs with horizontally divergent to arcuate branches one half to one and a half meters long
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-3 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks :
  • Named : after plant collector Ramon Ferreyra (1910-2005)
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1982
  • Botanist : Berry P.E.
  • Authors : Berry 1982
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 69: 79 1982
  • Habitat : locally frequent in openings of the cloud forest from San Martín to Junín Departments
  • Elevation : 2600-3150
  • Native country : central Peru
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : in whorls of three or four, occasionally opposite or subopposite, membranous, petiole pubescent, 4 to 12mm long, stipules filiform, 2 to 4 mm long, about 0.4 mm wide, deciduous.
  • Foliage color upper side : velvety dark green and strigillose
  • Foliage color lower side : strigose especially along veins and often flushed with a bluish tinge
  • Leaf dimensions : 2-8cm long x 1-3cm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to obovate
  • Leaf margin : moderately to strongly glandular-serrulate
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : acute to attenuate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6 to 10 on either side of the midvein, higher order veins reticulate and usually visible without magnification
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets subcanescent to coarsely strigose with reddish hairs, older branches with finely fissured, dull tan to coppery bark