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F. fulgens

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, strigose, 10-20mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, 12-15mm long x 3-4.5mm wide, strigose
  • Tube color : pink to dull red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, loosely villous outside and inside
  • Tube dimensions : 50-65mm long x 2-4mm wide at the base, gradually widened above until 7-10mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : pale red and yellow green towards the apex
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : subacuminate, spreading or suberect at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 12-17mm long x 4-6mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : bright red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : elliptic to ovate, rounded at base, acute at apex, erect
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 6-9mm long x 4-6mm wide
  • Nectary : a smooth yellow green band 0.3-0.4mm thick lining the basal 3-5mm of the tube
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : light red, the antisepalous ones 9-10mm long, the antipetalous ones 5-7mm long
  • Anthers : white, 2.5-3mm long x 1-2mm thick
  • Pistil :
  • Style : slender, pink, pubescent in lower ~, 60-82 mm long
  • Stigma : green, subconic, 23mm long x about 1.5mm thick

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : several to many in terminal, drooping racemes, the rachis 3 to 20 cm long, bracts reflexed, ovate to elliptic, 0.5 to 2.5 cm long
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  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : elongate, 20-30mm long x 8-15mm wide, glabrous to sparsely strigillose, dark purple
  • Seed : 1-1.5mm long x 1mm wide, ovate to subtriangular
  • Habit : soft-wooded shrubs 0.5 to 3 m tall, with thickened, tuberous underground parts, often epiphytic in trees or on rocks.
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-3 m
  • Light/Climate :
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  • Remarks : flowering is in the wet season, from June through September, the following are probable garden hybrids: F. fulgens fulgens, F. fulgens var. rubra grandiflora, F. fulgens var. gesneriana, F. fulgens var. goselli, F. fulgens var. michoacan, F. fulgens var. jalisco and F. intermedia
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  • Year (of first description) : 1828
  • Botanist : DeCandolle
  • Authors : De Candolle 1828. Breedlove, Berry & Raven 1982
  • Original publication : Prodr. 3: 39 1828
  • Habitat : in oak trees or on rocks, especially around seepages and waterfalls, along the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt from Jalisco to the State of Mexico and in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Guerrero
  • Elevation : 1450-2300
  • Native country : Mexico
  • Synonyms : Spachia fulgens, Lilja 1840, Ellobium fulgens, Lilja 1841, F. fulgens pumila, Carrière 1881, F. racemosa Sesse & Mociño 1888
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, soft-membranous, young leaves canescent to tomentose, the older ones short villous, petiole stout, strigose, 3 to 8 cm long, stipules subtuberculate, lance-deltoid, 1.2 to 2 mm long, 0.2 to 0.5 mm wide, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : pale green
  • Foliage color lower side : lighter green, red-tinged
  • Leaf dimensions : (5-)9-15cm long x (3-)5-12cm wide
  • Leaf shape : ovate to cordate
  • Leaf margin : denticulate to serrulate with red glandular teeth
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : rounded to cordate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 8 to 10 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets 4 to 25 cm long, 1 to 5 cm thick, semisucculent, quadrangular, subglabrous to strigose, reddish. Older branches and stems freely exfoliating, 1 to 6 cm thick