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F. pallescens

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, drooping, 7-15mm long
  • Ovary : narrowly cylindric, 5-8mm long x 2-3mm wide
  • Tube color : subnitid whitish pink to pale- red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, glabrous to puberulent outside, densely pilose inside in lower half
  • Tube dimensions : 18-25mm long x slightly nodose at the base and 1.5-2mm wide, gradually widened above until 4-5mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : subnitid whitish pink to pale- red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acute to long acuminate, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 9-15mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : maroon to dark red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : broadly elliptic, acute to rounded at the apex, suberect
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 5-8mm long x about 4mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, 1-1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : light pink, 5-7mm x 3-5mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 1-1.5mm long x about 0.8mm wide, cream-pale yellow
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous, light pink
  • Stigma : capitate, 4-lobed in upper part, 1.5-2.5mm long x 2-3mm wide, white

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : few and pendant in upper leaf axils or subracemose at the tips of branches with reduced leaves 10 to 20 mm long subtending the flowers
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : 13mm long x 4-6mm wide, oblong, narrowed apically, rugose before maturity, turning lustrous purple
  • Seed : 1mm long x 0.6-0.7mm wide
  • Habit : usually well-branched herbs to subshrub
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1.8m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : found in 1935 by Arnold Schulze-Rhonhof, flowers are up to 3,5cm long, natural hybridization with in some populations where it is sympatric with F. scabriuscula and F. vulcanica is suspected
  • Named : because of light colour of the sepals
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1938
  • Botanist : Diels Friedrich
  • Authors : Diels 1938
  • Original publication : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 14: 34 1938
  • Habitat : moist, shady cloud forest habitats, restricted to the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador from Azuay to Napo, and disjunct to the west slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Cauca, Colombia
  • Elevation : 2550-2900
  • Native country : Colombia, Ecuador
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or ternate, thin membranous, petioles slender, (15 to) 25 to 40 (to 50) mm long, glabrous to puberulent, green, stipules triangular, 1 to 1.5 mm long, about 0.5 mm wide, succulent at the base, sometimes connate and reflexed on lower nodes, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : velvety dark green and glabrous to strigillose
  • Foliage color lower side : paler and subglabrous to puberulent, especially along the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 3.5-7(-9.5)cm long x 1.5-4(-5)cm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic, ovate
  • Leaf margin : gland-denticulate
  • Leaf tip : subacuminate
  • Leaf base : attenuate to rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 5 to 7 (to 9) on either side of the midvein, lightly impressed above and subelevated below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : ranchlets subterete, semisucculent, 2 to 4 mm thick, subglabrous, older stems ~8 mm thick, with dull tan, finely fissured bark