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  • F. mathewsii
  • F. mathewsii
  • F. mathewsii
  • F. mathewsii

F. mathewsii

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pubescent-pilose, 12-25mm long
  • Ovary : ellipsoid, 5-7mm long x 2-3.5mm wide, green-purple
  • Tube color : pale pink to lavender or light red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, mostly pilose outside, pilose to villous inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : (32 to) 36-63mm long x 2.5-3.5mm wide and slightly bulbous at the base, narrowed-about 2mm wide above the nectary, then widened gradually above until 5-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : pale pink to lavender or light red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate, broader than the tube in bud, lobes often splitting open in the middle before detaching at the tips
  • Sepal tips : blunt tipped, suberect to spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 11-16mm long x 4-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : slightly darker than the tube or sepals, crimson to light purple
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, obtuse to subacuminate at the apex, spreading at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 10-16mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : dull white-light red, 7-9mm x 4-6mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2-2.5mm long x about 1.5mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pink, villous from the base to the rim of the tube
  • Stigma : subglobose, 4-cleft at the apex, 2.5-3.5mm long x 2-3mm wide, pink

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : numerous and crowded at the tips of terminal, arching-drooping racemes or few-branched panicles, rachis 3 to 6 cm long, bracts lacking or rapidly deciduous, 10 to 25 mm long, about 6 mm wide
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : subglobose to ellipsoid, 10-20mm long x 8-15mm wide, lustrous red purple
  • Seed : 1.8-2.1mm long x 1mm wide
  • Habit : suberect shrubs, puberulent to mostly densely pilose with white to generally rusty hairs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-3 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks :
  • Named : named after British gardener Andrew Mathews who doscovered the species in 1840
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1940
  • Botanist : Macbride J.F.
  • Authors : Macbride 1940
  • Original publication : Candollea 8: 24 1940
  • Habitat : scattered to locally frequent in cloud forest along stream sides or in semi-disturbed sites such as road banks or thickets, or in somewhat drier, shrubby woodlands in Cajamarca and Amazonas Departments
  • Elevation : 2500-3350
  • Native country : northern Peru
  • Synonyms : F. fischeri, J. F. Macbride 1941, F. storkii, Munz 1943
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : mostly ternate, occasionally quaternate, firmly membranous, blades sometimes purple flushed, petioles pubescent to densely ferrugineous-pilose, 3 to 10 (to 25) mm long, stipules narrowly lanceolate when young, becoming thick and triangular with age, dark, 2 to 3 mm long, about 1 mm wide, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : dull to subnitid dark green and pilose to strigose
  • Foliage color lower side : lighter green and mostly rusty-pilose, with hairs denser along the nerves
  • Leaf dimensions : 4-16cm long x 1.2-5cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate or elliptic, at times slightly asymmetrical and curved to one side
  • Leaf margin : subdenticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : narrowly obtuse
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 8 to 12 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets triangular (when leaves are ternate) or rarely subtetragonous, dull purple to ferrugineous-pilose, older branches 7 to 14 mm thick, with pilose, reddish bark exfoliating in strips