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F. garleppiana

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : densely pilose, greenish pink, 7-30 (to 60)mm long
  • Ovary : narrowly cylindric, 7-8mm long x 2-2.5mm wide, densely pilose
  • Tube color : light to very pale pink, with a dark purple ring on the throat where the stamens are inserted
  • Tube shape : narrowly tubular-funnelform, pilose outside, villous inside for most of length
  • Tube dimensions : (45 to) 70-140mm long x 3.5-6 (to 7)mm wide and bulbous at the base, then constricted-2-2.5mm wide and gradually widened above until 7-10mm wide below the slightly constricted mouth
  • Sepal color upper : light to very pale pink
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lance-ovate, connate for about third of length at the base
  • Sepal tips : acute, spreading divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 10-18mm long x 5.5-7 (to 8)mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : orange
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  • Nectary : lustrous green-purple, 4-6mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : green, the antesepalous ones 10-12mm long, the antepetalous ones 8-9mm long
  • Anthers : yellow, 3-4mm long x 1.5-2mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : light pink, villous for most of the length
  • Stigma : green, globose, 2-2.5mm long x 2.5-3mm wide

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : few to many, axillary or grouped at branch tips
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  • Fruit : young berries narrow cylindric, 22mm long x 4mm wide
  • Seed :
  • Habit : shrubs , growing epiphytically or more commonly out of rock crevices, with strongly developed cylindrical tubers 10 to 80 cm long and 2 to 4 cm thick and more or less erect branches one to two and one half meters long
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-4 m
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  • Remarks : flowers appear principally in the dry season, when the plant leafless, from March/April to August
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1893
  • Botanist : Kuntze & Wittmack
  • Authors : Kuntze & Wittmack 1893
  • Original publication : Gartenflora 42: 461 1893
  • Habitat : endemic to cloud forest in Cochabamba Department
  • Elevation : 2500-2950
  • Native country : Bolivia
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : alternate, usually absent at anthesis, membranous, petioles pilose, 40 to 73 mm long on mature leaves, stipules filiform, about 2 mm long, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : light green and subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pilose along veins and margin
  • Leaf dimensions : 90-130mm long x 55-75mm wide
  • Leaf shape : ovate to ellipticovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to remotely denticulate
  • Leaf tip : subacuminate
  • Leaf base : rounded to cordate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 9 to 10 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth densely white-pilose, branchlets terete, 2 to 4 mm thick, red-green, older stems 4 to 10 mm thick, with freely exfoliating bark