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F. polyantha

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : puberulent, 5-10mm long
  • Ovary : fusiform, puberulent, 6-7mm long x about 2mm wide
  • Tube color : red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, finely puberulent outside, pilose inside in lower ~
  • Tube dimensions : 34mm long x slightly nodose and 2.5-3.5mm wide at the base, narrowed-about 2mm above the nectary, then widened above until 5-7mm wide ..at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : narrowly lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, with a narrow tip 1.5 to 2 mm long in bud
  • Sepal dimensions : 10-15mm long x about 3mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red, a little darker than the sepals
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, subacuminate
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 8-14mm long x 2.5-4mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 1mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 8-11mm x 6-7mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2-2.5mm long x about 1.5mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, sparsely pilose in lower ~
  • Stigma : capitate, slightly four-parted at the apex, 2-3mm long x about 2mm wide, dull white, exserted 3-4mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : numerous in terminal, nodding, verticillately branched panicles, rachis 8 to 15 cm long, bracts narrowly lance-ovate, recurved, 10 to 30 mm long, 5 to 10 mm wide
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  • Fruit : young berries oblong, 8-10mm long x 5-7mm wide
  • Seed :
  • Habit : erect shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-2 m
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  • Year (of first description) : 1943
  • Botanist : Killip
  • Authors : Killip 1943
  • Original publication : Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. IV, 25: 48 1943
  • Habitat : rare in cloud forest on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental from Nariño, Colombia south to Pichincha, Ecuador
  • Elevation : 2200-3300
  • Native country : Colombia, Ecuador
  • Synonyms : F. asperifolia, Krause 1905
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : quaternate, firmly membranous, petioles puberulent, purplish, 3 to 10 mm long, stipules dark, thick at the base, triangular, 1.5 to 2 mm long, about 1 mm wide, often connate and recurved when old, persistent
  • Foliage color upper side : nitid dark green and subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : light green and sparsely puberulent, especially along the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 7-12cm long x 2.5-4cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic-lanceolate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to serrate
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to obtuse
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 13 to 16 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth minutely puberulent-canescent, branchlets puberulent, terete, purplish