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F. salicifolia

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slightly pubescent, 12-30mm long
  • Ovary : (narrowly) cylindrical, about 11mm long x about 2.5mm wide, dull green, puberulent
  • Tube color : red pink, a dark purple ring usually present at the throat of the tube
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, glabrous to puberulent outside, villous inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 40-54 (to 60)mm long x 34 (to 5)mm wide and more or less bulbous at the base, then narrowed-1.5-2 (to 2.5)mm in the lower part and gradually widened above ,until 7-10mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : pale red pink
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  • Sepal shape : narrowly ovate, base connate for 24 (to 5) mm
  • Sepal tips : acute to subacuminate, spreading-divergent at anthesis, the distal portions sometimes curled back
  • Sepal dimensions : 23-30mm long x 6-10mm wide
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  • Nectary : 3-4.5mm high
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  • Filaments : red-dark purple, the antesepalous ones 15-26mm long, the antepetalous ones 12-20mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, yellow, 2.5-3.5mm long x 1-1.5mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pink, retrorse villous in lower third
  • Stigma : globose-subclavate, dull green, about 2.5mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, exserted 6-12mm beyond the anthers

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  • Habit : epiphytic shrubs on tree trunks, occasionally growing in rocks. Stems sometimes stoloniferous, with globose-ellipsoid tubers 2 to 3 cm in diameter, the stems often growing down tree trunks for several meters under moss
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  • Remarks : flowers appear in the dry season, principally from July to October
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  • Year (of first description) : 1876
  • Botanist : Hemsley
  • Authors : Hemsley 1876
  • Original publication : J. Bot. 14: 70 1876
  • Habitat : in cloud forest in Cuzco and Puno Departments in Southern Peru and La Paz Department in Bolivia
  • Elevation : 2000-2900
  • Native country : Bolivia, Southern Peru
  • Synonyms : F. tuberosa, Krause 1905, F. tuberosa var. typica, Munz 1943
  • Gametic chromosome number n =

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : alternate, firmly membranous, petioles 5 to 20 (to 30) mm long, stipules filiform, 1.5 to 2 mm long, about 0.3 mm wide, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : pale green and subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : light green to purplish and subglabrous
  • Leaf dimensions : 60-135(-160)mm long x 18-37(-40)mm wide
  • Leaf shape : (narrowly) lanceolate
  • Leaf margin : remotely denticulate
  • Leaf tip : long acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to rounded and often unequal
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  • Veins : secondary veins 7 to 9 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete 24 mm thick, smooth reddish, subglabrous to lightly pubescent, older stems 5 to 15 mm thick with freely exfoliating bark, often 1 to 3 meters long and hanging when epiphytic