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  • F. hartwegii
  • F. hartwegii
  • F. hartwegii

F. hartwegii

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, arching-pendant, pubescent, 4-12mm long
  • Ovary : ellipsoid, strigose-pilose, 3.5-5mm long x 1.5-2mm wide
  • Tube color : subnitid orange red to bright crimson
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, strigose to pilose outside, densely villous inside in the lower half
  • Tube dimensions : 13-20 (to 24)mm long x 1.5-3mm wide and bulbous at the base, constricted-1-2mm wide above the nectary and gradually widened above until 2-5mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : subnitid orange red to bright crimson
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate, forming a short tip in bud
  • Sepal tips : acute, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 7-12mm long x 2.5-4mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : very narrowly elliptic, narrowly acute at the apex
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  • Corolla dimensions : 5-9mm long x 1.5-3mm wide
  • Nectary : green, unlobed, 1.5-2mm high, about 0.8mm thick
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 5-8mm x 3-5mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 1.5-2mm long x 0.7-1mm wide, white, abortive ones about half as large and non-dehiscing
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous, red
  • Stigma : subglobose, barely four-parted at the apex, 1-1.5mm long x 1-1.5mm wide, pale red, exserted 3-6mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : hermaphroditic or gynodioecious, numerous, fasciculate, racemose, or more commonly paniculate at the branch tips, rachis 5 to 20 cm long, bracts broadly ovate, sometimes sessile, 6 to 20 mm long, 3 to 15 mm wide
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  • Fruit : globose when ripe, 6-9mm long x 5-8mm wide, nitid purple red
  • Seed : tan to reddish brown, 1.1-1.3mm long x 0.7mm wide
  • Habit : low shrubs or small trees or scandent-climbing in thickets or trees to 8 meters above the ground, young growth usually canescent
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  • Height : 0.5-4 m
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  • Year (of first description) : 1845
  • Botanist : Bentham
  • Authors : Bentham 1845
  • Original publication : Pl. Hartw. 179 1845
  • Habitat : most common in the Cordillera Central from southern Valle to Putumayo, as a scandent or hedgerow shrub, in cloud forest at elevations between 2,350 and 2,750 meters, present farther north in the Cordillera Central around 3,000 meters in Caldas, Tolima, and southern Antioquia, and with a few collections known from the Cordillera Oriental in Huila and Cundinamarca at elevations from 2,100 to 2,300 meters
  • Elevation : 2100-3000
  • Native country : Colombia
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  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : mostly quaternate, occasionally up to seven per whorl, firmly membranous, petioles hirtellous to strigose, 5 to 32 mm long, stipules lanceolate, thick at the base, filiform at the tip, 1 to 2 mm long, about 0.6 mm wide,deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : subnitid dark green and strigose to subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green and hirtellous to strigose, especially along the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 3-15.5cm long x 1.5-5.5cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly to rather broadly elliptic or oblanceolate
  • Leaf margin : glandular-denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to attenuate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 8 to 14 on either side of the midvein, impressed above, prominent and reddish below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets 2 to 4 mm thick, subterete, reddish, hirtellous to strigose, older branches erect or arching-flexuous on scandent bushes, 0.5 to 3 meters long, 8 to 50 mm thick, with tan gray, flaking bark