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  • F. inflata
  • F. inflata
  • F. inflata

F. inflata

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pale green-reddish, 20-55 (to 70)mm long, glabrous-densely pubescent
  • Ovary : ellipsoid-narrowly cylindrical, 8-18mm long x 2-3mm wide, subglabrous-densely cinereous, sometimes 8-sulcate
  • Tube color : (light) pink to orange, the-base greenish or dull purple around the nectary
  • Tube shape : glabrous to densely canescent or pilulose outside, pilose inside on lower third
  • Tube dimensions : 85-120mm long x 5-9mm wide and strongly bulbous at the base, strongly constricted-2-4mm wide above the nectary, then abruptly widened-(8 to) 10-14mm wide in the upper part of the tube, slightly constricted-7-12mm wide at the mouth
  • Sepal color upper : light green to dull yellow-green
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : narrowly triangular to lanceolate, connate for 4 to 10 mm at the base
  • Sepal tips : acute, somewhat recurved at anthesis or divergent in lower Ih and suberect in upper Ih
  • Sepal dimensions : 15-26mm long x 6-10mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : green
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  • Nectary : 3-5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : green-pale yellow-green, the antesepalous ones 15-20mm long, the antepetalous ones 8-16mm long
  • Anthers : (narrowly) oblong, yellow, 4-5mm long x 2-3.5mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : green-white-yellow, villous in lower the lower half or for most of the length,
  • Stigma : green, clavate-globose, sometimes tetragonous, four-cleft at the apex, about 4mm long x 2-3mm wide

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : axillary, one or few to numerous, usually densely clustered at branch tips
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  • Fruit : young berries 20-40mm long x 5-6mm wide
  • Seed :
  • Habit : shrubs, usually growing among rocks, or epiphytic on trees, with well-developed, cylindrical, tan tubers 2 to 50 cm long and 2 to 4 cm thick
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-3 m
  • Light/Climate :
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  • Remarks : winter bloomer, tube can be over 20cm long, flowering period is principally in the dry season, from June to August
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1940
  • Botanist : Schulze-Menz
  • Authors : Schulze-Menz 1940
  • Original publication : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 136 1940
  • Habitat : endemic to several valleys on the eastern slopes of the Andes
  • Elevation : 2350-3000
  • Native country : Peru
  • Synonyms : F. tuberosa, Krause, F. tuberosa var. inflata, (Schulze-Menz) Munz 1943
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : alternate or rarely opposite, membranous, petioles glabrous to canescent-velutinous, 12 to 22 (to 35) mm long, stipules filiform, 1.5 to 2 mm long, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : glabrous to sparsely pubescent
  • Foliage color lower side : glabrous to pubescent along the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 55-135mm long x 20-52mm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic to ovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to remotely denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to rounded to subcordate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6 to 9 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, 2 to 5 mm thick, tan to reddish, glabrous to densely cinereous or velutinous, older stems erect to divergent and 1 to 3 meters long, 4 to 12 mm thick, with freely exfoliating bark