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F. nana

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, glabrous, 10-14 (to 19)mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical-ellipsoid, 7-7.5mm long x 2-3 (to 4)mm wide, lustrous cherry red, glabrous-pilose
  • Tube color : bright red-pink, with a dark purple ring usually present around the mouth of the tube
  • Tube shape : funnelform, glabrous to sparsely pilose outside, pilose inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 21-29 (to 31)mm long x about 3mm wide and more or less bulbous at the base, constricted above the base-about 2mm wide, then widened above until 7-8mm wide at the mouth
  • Sepal color upper : bright red-pink
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceovate, connate for 2 to 3 mm at the base
  • Sepal tips : acute to obtuse, divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 12-14 (to 16)mm long x 5-7 (to 8)mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red
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  • Nectary : 2-3mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, the antesepalous ones 8-10mm long, the antepetalous ones 6-8mm long,
  • Anthers : ellipsoid, cream, 2-2.5mm long x 1-2mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red-pink, densely retrorse villous in lower half
  • Stigma : green, globose, about 1.5mm long and wide, exserted 5-10mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : few and axillary near the tips of young shoots,
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  • Fruit : young berry is ellipsoid, 11mm long x 6mm wide
  • Seed :
  • Habit : erect to creeping subshrubs in rocks, or epiphytic in trees, with stoloniferous stems 2 to 8 dm long and numerous ellipsoid, copper-colored tubers lateral to the stem
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.3-1 m
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  • Remarks : flowering is principally in the dry season, from (April to) July to November
  • Named :
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  • Year (of first description) : 1985
  • Botanist : Berry P.E.
  • Authors : Berry 1985
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 72: 243 1985
  • Habitat : endemic to upper cloud forest in Cochabamba Department
  • Elevation : 2000-3700
  • Native country : Bolivia
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  • Gametic chromosome number n =

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : alternate, usually absent when flowering, membranous, petioles 7 to 11 mm long, stipules filiform, 1.5 to 2mm long, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : glabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : usually pilose along the nerves, sometimes purple-tinged
  • Leaf dimensions : 20-35mm long x 10-20mm wide
  • Leaf shape : (narrowly) lance-ovate
  • Leaf margin : remotely denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 4 to 5 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets glabrous to loosely pilose, terete, 1.5 to 3 mm thick, reddish to copper, older stems 2.5 to 4 mm thick, with freely exfoliating bark