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F. insignis

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pilose, 10-23mm long
  • Ovary : narrowly cylindrical, pilose, 8-10mm long x 2-3mm wide
  • Tube color : bright scarlet or orange-red
  • Tube shape : funnelform, pilose outside and inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : (38 to) 40-54 (to 62)mm long x 4-6mm wide and bulbous at the base, constricted-2-2.5mm in lower part, then gradually widened until 7-11mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : bright scarlet or orange-red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : oblong-lanceolate, usually widest in the middle, connate for 3 to 4 mm at the base
  • Sepal tips : acute to obtuse, strongly recurved at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 24-37mm long x 7-12mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red
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  • Nectary : 4-6mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : green, rose, the antesepalous ones 30-40mm wide, the antepetalous ones 25-35mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 4-5mm long x 2-2.5mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : densely retrorse villous in the lower 113, exserted 10-15 mm beyond the anthers,
  • Stigma : globose, about 2mm long and wide.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : few to numerous and clustered at the tips of new shoots
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  • Fruit : immature berry is narrowly cylindrical, verrucose, 18-20mm long x 5-7mm wide
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  • Habit : scandent or epiphytic vines or shrubs climbing high into trees, or terrestrial shrubs about one meter high
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  • Remarks : flowering is in the dry season when the plants is leafless, mostly from July to October
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  • Year (of first description) : 1876
  • Botanist : Hemsley
  • Authors : Hemsley 1876
  • Original publication : J. Bot. 14: 69 1876
  • Habitat : scarce epiphyte in cloud forest or shrub on hillsides in Bolívar, Chimborazo, and Cafiar Provinces
  • Elevation : 2000-3240
  • Native country : Ecuador
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FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : alternate, absent when flowering, membranous, petiole 1 to 1.5 mm thick, 9 to 18 mm long
  • Foliage color upper side : green and subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green to purplish and villous, especially along the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : just two young leaves seen, these 4590mm long x 30-40mm wide
  • Leaf shape : ovate to broadly elliptic-ovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to remotely denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6 to 7 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets smooth, purplish, pilose, 2 to 5 mm thick, with prominent, alternate leaf scars, older stems freely exfoliating in strips, with stoloniferous runners