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  • F. pilaloensis
  • F. pilaloensis
  • F. pilaloensis

F. pilaloensis

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pilose, usually pink, 15-22mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, 5-7mm long x about 2mm wide, dull purple, pubescent
  • Tube color : pale pink
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, densely pilose outside, pilose inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 44-53mm long x 3-4.5mm wide and bulbous at the base, then narrowed-2-3mm wide in lower third and gradually widened above until 6-10mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : whitish to pale pink, sometimes greenish in bud
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : narrowly ovate, connate at base for 4 to 7 mm
  • Sepal tips : acute, strongly spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 13-20mm long x 7-8mm wide
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  • Nectary : green purple, lustrous, 3-4mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : dull green, the antesepalous ones 12-15mm long, the antepetalous ones 7-9mm long,
  • Anthers : oblong, yellow, 3-4mm long x 2.5-3mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pale pink, densely retrorse villous in lower half
  • Stigma : globose, green, about 2mm long x 2-2.5mm wide, slightly 4-cleft at the apex

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : few to many, grouped towards the tip of branches or axillary branchlets, sometimes subtended by reduced leaves.
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  • Fruit : 4-angled before maturity, oblong, verrucose, purplish, mature berry not seen
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  • Habit : terrestrial shrubs or lianas or epiphytes with long, hanging branches to eight meters high in trees, tubers sometimes present or else thickened stems 10 to 20 mm in diameter
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  • Remarks : full flowering period not described, known to be in flower in June and July
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  • Year (of first description) : 1985
  • Botanist : Berry P.E.
  • Authors : Berry 1985
  • Original publication : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 72: 244 1985
  • Habitat : known only from cloud forest above Pilalo, Provo Cotopaxi Province
  • Elevation : 2400-3150
  • Native country : Ecuador
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FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : usually alternate, occasionally opposite or subopposite, membranous, often unequal on either side of the margin, petioles pubescent, 15 to 38 mm long, stipules filiform, about 2 mm long, 0.2 to 0.4 mm wide, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : subglabrous to scattered pilose
  • Foliage color lower side : pilose along nerves and margins
  • Leaf dimensions : 40-120mm long x 25-54mm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly ovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6 to 9 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, dull purple-green, densely pilulose, 2 to 4 mm thick, older branches reddish purple, freely exfoliating