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F. glaberrima

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : 3-12mm long, mostly glabrous
  • Ovary : oblong, 7-9mm long x 2-3mm wide
  • Tube color : red to orange red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, glabrous outside, densely pubescent inside for most of length
  • Tube dimensions : 22-35 (to 40)mm long x about 2mm wide at the base, slightly constricted above the nectary, then gradually widened above until 6-7mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : red to orange red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : oblong-lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : shortly acute-tipped, subtetragonous in bud, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 8 to 11 mm long, 4 to 5 mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : dark red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : broadly elliptic-obovate, rounded at the apex
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 7-11mm long x 5-6mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 5-6mm x 3-4mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, about 2mm long x about 1mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : densely pilose or occasionally glabrous
  • Stigma : capitate, subtetragonous, about 2mm long x about 3mm wide, 4lobed apically, shortly exserted beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : 3-ca. 15in terminal, bracteate, drooping racemes, rachis 2 to 4 cm long or occasionally extending 6 to 12 cm long in fruit, bracts sessile, lanceolate, 10 to 30 mm long, subtending the alternately disposed flowers
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : oblong, 15mm long x 7-9mm wide
  • Seed : 2mm long x 1mm wide
  • Habit : simple to few-branched shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-3m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowers are 5cm long
  • Named : because of the total lack of pubescence on the leaves
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1925
  • Botanist : Johnston I.M.
  • Authors : Johnston 1925
  • Original publication : Contr. Gray Herb. 75: 32 1925
  • Habitat : scarce shrub of the lower cloud forest limit from Tungurahua, Ecuador, to Amazonas, Peru
  • Elevation : 1600-1900
  • Native country : Ecuador, Peru
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n =

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or subopposite near the branch tips, firmly membranous to subcoriaceous, petioles short, stout, 3 to 8 mm
  • Foliage color upper side : subnitid and glabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pale to usually flushed red-violet and glabrous to finely puberulent along the nerves
  • Leaf dimensions : 10-24cm long x 4-8cm wide
  • Leaf shape : oblanceolate
  • Leaf margin : entire
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : obtuse to attenuate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 8 to 20 (to 26) on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets subterete, 3 to 5 mm thick, glabrous or minutely and sparsely puberulent on youngest growth, green to redpurple