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F. pilosa

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, 3-5mm long, about 1.5mm thick
  • Ovary :
  • Tube color : bright orange red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, sparsely to moderately hirsute outside, densely retrorse villous inside in Iower part
  • Tube dimensions : 16-20mm long x slightly bulbous and about 2mm wide at the base, gradually widened above until 4-5mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : bright orange red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : long acuminate, with free, divergent tips 2 to 3 mm long in bud, divergent with recurved tips at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 6-8mm long x 2.5-3mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : orange red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : delicate, oblong-elliptic, recurved at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 6-8mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 1mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : orange red, 4-5mm x 2-3mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 1.5-2mm long x about 1mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous, light red
  • Stigma : capitate, subtetragonous, 4-cleft apically, 1.5-2 .mm long x 2-3mm wide, dull white, exserted 1-2mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : numerous and crowded at the tips of terminal, drooping racemes, rachis 3 to 2 0 cm long, bracts narrowly lanceolate, 5 to 15 mm long
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : 15-19mm long x 10-12mm wide, light pubescence, ellipsoid-oblong, 4-sulcate before maturity
  • Seed : tan, 1.5mm long x 0.9-1.0mm wide
  • Habit : shrub
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-2m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : found between 1835 and 1841 in northern Peru by Andrew Mathew, flowers are 3cm long
  • Named : because the plant is covered with short white hairs
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1844
  • Botanist : Fielding Henry & Gardner George
  • Authors : Fielding & Gardner 1844
  • Original publication : Sert. Pl. t. 27 1844
  • Habitat : endemic to mid-elevation cloud forest in the mountains east of the Rio Utcubamba in Amazonas department
  • Elevation : 1600-2400
  • Native country : Peru
  • Synonyms : F. asperifolia, Krause 1905
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite to quaternate, usually ternate, membranous, petioles hirsute, 12 to 60 mm long, stipules about 1 mm thick, prominent, lanceolate to triangular, 3 to 4 mm long, about 2 mm wide, often connate and recurved on lower nodes, persistent
  • Foliage color upper side : matte green and subglabrous to villous
  • Foliage color lower side : slightly paler and villous
  • Leaf dimensions : 5-16cm long x 2-7cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly to broadly elliptic or oblanceolate
  • Leaf margin : subentire
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to attenuate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 10 to 12 on either side of the midvein, sulcate above and prominent below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : densely hirsute young growth, the hairs usually whitish, shaggy, erect, 1.0 to 1.6 mm long, older branches glabrescent, with light tan, finely striated bark