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  • F. orientalis
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  • F. orientalis

F. orientalis

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : strigose, 3-7 (to 12)mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, 4-5mm long x 1.5-2mm wide
  • Tube color : scarlet to orange red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, strigillose outside, retrorse villous in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 15-21mm long x about 2mm wide and slightly bulbous at the base, gradually widened above until 3.5-5mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : scarlet to orange red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : oblong-lanceolate
  • Sepal tips :
  • Sepal dimensions : 6-8mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red to orange red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : oblong to broadly elliptic
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 5-8mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed or shallowly lobed, 1-1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 6-7mm x 4-5mm long
  • Anthers : broadly oblong, about 1.5mm long and about 1mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, mostly glabrous
  • Stigma : capitate, 1.5-2mm long x about 2.5mm wide, 4-cleft at the apex

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : few to many in abrupt, terminal and axillary, bracteate racemes, rachis 5 to 16 cm long, elongating in fruit, bracts lanceolate, persistent, 10 to 25 mm long, 3 to 10 mm wide, with petioles 3 to 5 mm long
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : cylindrical, verrucose, 9-12mm long x 5mm wide, red purple
  • Seed : 1-1.1mm ling x 0.7mm wide
  • Habit : shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-2m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowers are 3cm long
  • Named : after the eastern part of Ecuador
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1982
  • Botanist : Berry P.E.
  • Authors : Berry 1982
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 69: 79 1982
  • Habitat : scattered in low elevation cloud forest on the eastern slopes of the Andes from Napo to Zamora-Chinchipe
  • Elevation : 1200-1600
  • Native country : Ecuador
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, rarely ternate, membranous, petioles strigillose, 8 to 20 mm long, stipules lanceolate, 1.5 to 3 mm long, 0.5 to 0.8 mm wide, mostly persistent and becoming thick and recurved on lower nodes
  • Foliage color upper side : dark green, subnitid and subglabrous to strigillose
  • Foliage color lower side : paler and mostly strigillose or puberulent along the veins and margin
  • Leaf dimensions : 6-21cm long x 2.5-6cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic to obovate
  • Leaf margin : entire
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to attenuate or unequal
  • Pubescence : yes
  • Veins : secondary veins 12 to 17 on either side, mostly prominent below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth puberulent to strigillose