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  • F. scabriuscula
  • F. scabriuscula
  • F. scabriuscula
  • F. scabriuscula
  • F. scabriuscula

F. scabriuscula

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : divergent-drooping, pilose, 10-25mm long
  • Ovary : oblong, 5-6mm long x 2-3mm wide, strigose-hispidulous, green
  • Tube color : whitish pink to red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnel-form, strigose to hispidulous outside, densely pilose inside in lower tube
  • Tube dimensions : 15-27mm long x 2-3mm wide at the base, slightly narrowed-1.5-2.5mm wide above the nectary and gradually widened above until 5-7mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : whitish pink to red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate, tips mostly free in bud
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 9-12mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : pink to scarlet
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : elliptic-oblong, broadly acute to rounded at the apex, spreading at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 7-10mm long x 3-4.5mm wide
  • Nectary : usually unlobed, green, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red-pink, 5-7mm x 3-5mm long
  • Anthers : elliptic-oblong, 1.5-2mm long x about 1mm wide, bright white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : densely villous for most its length, pink
  • Stigma : subglobose, 4-cleft at the apex, about 2mm long x about 2mm wide, exserted 1-4mm beyond the anthers, white

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : few and solitary in upper leaf axils
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : oblong before maturity, subglobose when ripe, usually deep nitid purple
  • Seed : tan to bright purple, 1-1.3mm long x 0.8-1mm wide
  • Habit : decumbent to erect shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-2.5 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowers up to 4cm in length
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1845
  • Botanist : Bentham George
  • Authors : Bentham 1845
  • Original publication : Pl. Hartw. 177 1845
  • Habitat : locally frequent in clearings, thickets, and moist banks of cloud forest, in Ecuador in Napo, Pichincha, and Tungurahua Provinces, on both the east and west slopes of the Andes, and in Colombia, on the eastern slopes of the Nudo de Pasto in Putumayo, in the Cordillera Central as far north as Valle, and in the Cordillera Oriental to the Cauca-Huila border
  • Elevation : 1400-2750
  • Native country : southern Colombia, Ecuador
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n =

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, very rarely temate, membranous, with finely reticulate, rugulose venation, petioles densely pilose, 5 to 25 mm long, stipules lance-linear, 2 to 3.5 mm long, thick at the base, terminating in a long, dark, filiform tip, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : dark-green, dull green and strigose
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green to flushed purple and strigose, especially along the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 2.5-12(-14)cm long x 1.5-5(-6)cm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to slightly ovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to rounded
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 8 to 14 on either side of the midvein, subelevated below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets subterete, 2 to 5 mm thick, pilose-hispidulous with suberect, whitish hairs, older branches with tan, exfoliating bark