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F. furfuracea

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, pubescent, 15-40mm long, lengthening considerably from bud-fruit
  • Ovary : ellipsoid-oblong, 5-8mm long x 2-3mm wide, densely pubescent
  • Tube color : dull pink to lavender or orange red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, hispidulous outside, villous inside for most its length
  • Tube dimensions : (22 to) 25-48mm long x 2-3mm wide and slightly nodose at the base, constricted-1.5-2mm wide above the nectary, gradually widened above until 6-9mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : light red but becoming. pale white toward the tips
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : mostly long acuminate with free tips in bud for 1 to 3 mm, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 10-18mm long x 3-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : bright pink red to dark red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : elliptic-ovate, mostly about half as long as the sepals, acute at the apex, suberect at anthesis
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  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 6-10mm long x 3-5mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed or shallowly 4-lobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : lavender, 7-8mm x 4-5mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2-3mm long x 1-1.5mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : villous from the base-near the rim of the tube
  • Stigma : capitate, 4-cleft at the apex, 2-3mm long x 2-3mm wide, white

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : few and pendant in short, corymbiform, terminal racemes, rachis 1.5 to 5 cm long with bracts 10 to 25 mm long
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  • Fruit : ovoid-ellipsoid, becoming subglobose when fully ripe, 12-16mm long x 6-12mm wide, pubescent
  • Seed : 1.5 mm long x 1mm wide
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-2.5 m
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  • Year (of first description) : 1925
  • Botanist : Johnston I.M.
  • Authors : Johnston 1925
  • Original publication : Contr. Gray Herb. 75: 39 1925
  • Habitat : rare mostly in dripping wet sites, such as cliff overhangs and along rivulets, in the cloud forests of La Paz and Cochabamba Departments
  • Elevation : 2800-3050
  • Native country : Bolivia
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FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or rarely temate, membranous, petioles pubescent, 2 to 5 (to 7) cm long, stipules lance-linear, acuminate, dark, 2 to 3 mm long, 0.2 to 0.4 mm wide
  • Foliage color upper side : matte dark green and hispidulous-strigose
  • Foliage color lower side : slightly paler to flushed purple and hispidulous, especially along the nerves
  • Leaf dimensions : 6-15(-17)cm long x 3-6(-7)cm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic-ovate
  • Leaf margin : serrulate to denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acuminate and often curved
  • Leaf base : rounded to acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 9 to 14 on either side of the midvein, subelevated below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth densely hispidulous to tomentose with suberect, whitish hairs often becoming tan or ferrugineous with age or drying, branchlets subterete, 2 to 4 mm thick, green or reddish, older branches 5 to 10 mm thick, loosely hirtellous, with smooth, purple tan bark