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  • F. scherffiana
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  • F. scherffiana

F. scherffiana

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : strigillose, 15-20mm long
  • Ovary : oblong, strongly tetragonous, 7-8mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, greenish
  • Tube color : orange red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, sparsely strigose outside, villous inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 44-50mm long x 2.5-4mm wide and slightly bulbous at the base, narrowed-2-2.5mm wide above the nectary, gradually widened above until 7-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : orange red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 12-14mm long x 3.5-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : orange to red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, (narrowly) acute at the apex
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 9-11mm long x 3-5mm wide
  • Nectary : green, unlobed, about 1mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 8-10mm x 6-8mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 3-3.5mm long x about 1.5mm wide, cream
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, partially villous
  • Stigma : globose, about 2mm long x 1.5-1.8mm wide, reddish

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : few and axillary, pendant
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : oblong, tetragonous, green before maturity, 15mm long x 6mm wide
  • Seed :
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs with spreading branches
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-3 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : natural hybridization with F. steyermarkii is known to occur
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1888
  • Botanist : André
  • Authors : André 1888
  • Original publication : Rev. Hort. 60: 233 1888
  • Habitat : known only from the Nudo de Sabanilla area near the border of Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe Provinces
  • Elevation : 2550-2800
  • Native country : southern Ecuador
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n =

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or occasionally ternate, firmly membranous, petioles strigose, purplish, 4 to 15 mm long, stipules lance-linear, dark, 1 to 2 mm long, about 0.3 mm wide, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : (very) dark nitid green and strigose
  • Foliage color lower side : shiny green to metallic purple and strigose with long villous hairs along the midvein
  • Leaf dimensions : 2.5-10cm long x 0.8-2.3cm wide
  • Leaf shape : (very) narrowly elliptic to narrowly lanceolate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to slightly revolute
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6 to 10 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets canescent-strigillose, terete, 1 to 2.5 mm thick, purplish, older stems 3 to 10 mm thick, dull purple