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F. gehrigeri

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pedicels, and flowering branches pendant, loosely strigose, 12-40mm long
  • Ovary : ovoid, 5-7mm long x 2-4mm wide, strigillose-pilose
  • Tube color : subnitid red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, subglabrous to puberulent-strigose outside (rarely pilose), (densely) pilose or villous inside in lower 2 to 4 cm
  • Tube dimensions : 40-50 (to 55)mm long x (2.5)3-4mm wide and bulbous at the base, narrowed-2-3mm for the basal 18-22mm of the tube, then gradually or usually abruptly widened and 8-9mm wide near the rim
  • Sepal color upper : subnitid red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acute to acuminate at the apex, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : (13 to) 15-21mm long x (4 to) 5-6mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : scarlet
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : oblong to elliptic-obovate or lanceolate, obtuse to acute at the apex, margin and surface smooth, often with several hairs on dorsal surface, spreading to slightly recurved at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 14-21mm long x (4 to) 6-8mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed or slightly 4-lobed, 1.5-2mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : light red, sometimes whitish at the base, 10-14mm x 8-12mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2.5-3mm long x about 1.5mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, glabrous-loosely villous
  • Stigma : subglobose, 2-2.5mm long x about 2mm wide, slightly 4-cleft at the apex, dull cream-pink red

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : axillary and clustered at the branch tips or sometimes corymbose with a rachis 2 to 6 cm long
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  • Fruit : ovoid to subglobose, somewhat quadrangular before maturity, 13-16mm long x 10-13mm wide, dark red purple at maturity
  • Seed : 2-3mm long x 1.1-1.4mm wide
  • Habit : erect to usually scandent-climbing shrubs, with arching-pendant branches
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 2-5 m
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  • Remarks : natural hybridization with F. venusta and F. nigricans is known to occur
  • Named :
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  • Year (of first description) : 1943
  • Botanist : Munz
  • Authors : Munz 1943
  • Original publication : Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. IV, 25: 41 1943
  • Habitat : in cloud forest thickets and woods in the Venezuelan Andes and the Serrania de Perija along the Colombian-Venezuelan border, in Trujillo, Mérida, and Táchira in the Mérida Andes, and in the Sierra de Perija in Zulia, Venezuela and Cesar, Colombia
  • Elevation : 2200-3100
  • Native country : Colombia, Venezuela
  • Synonyms : F. jahnii Berry 1982
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : mostly ternate, occasionally opposite or quaternate, membranous, petioles light red, 10 to 40 (to 48) mm long, stipules lanceolate, 1.5 to 2 mm long, divergent-spreading with age, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : deep matte velvety green and strigillose to subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pale dull green to purplish and strigillose, hairs denser along the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 3.5-12cm long x 1.5-5cm wide
  • Leaf shape : (narrowly) elliptic to slightly (ob to) ovate
  • Leaf margin : usually denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to subacuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to obtuse or attenuate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 5 to 12 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth sparsely puberulent to subcanescent, rarely densely pilose, branchlets subterete, subglabrous to strigose (rarely reddish pilose), older stems 8 to 18 mm thick, long and flexuous if climbing, with tan, flaky bark