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F. sessilifolia

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, strigillose, 3-5 (to 8)mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, 5-6mm long x 1.5-2.5mm wide, finely strigose
  • Tube color : pale cream to rose green or light red
  • Tube shape : narrowlyfunnelform, finely strigose outside, pilose inside
  • Tube dimensions : 13-18 (to 20)mm long x 2-3mm wide at the base, inarrowed slightly-1-2mm above the nectary, gradually widened above until 4-5mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : light yellow green to light pink
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acute to acuminate, forming a short point 1 to 2 mm long in bud, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 8-11mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : bright scarlet
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : elliptic-oblanceolate, acute to rounded at the apex, spreading at anthesis
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  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 6-9mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 1mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red-greenish red, 5-8mm x 3.5-5mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 1.5-2mm long x about 1mm wide, pale yellow
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous-loosely pilose
  • Stigma : capitate, four-parted at the apex, 1.5-2mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, cream, situated at the level of the anthers or slightly exserted

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : numerous in terminal, drooping, verticillately-branched panicles, rachis 5 to 30 cm long, bracts lanceolate, 10 to 35 mm long, 4 to 10 mm wide, often reflexed
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  • Fruit : cylindric-oblong, green to nitid purple, 15-19mm long x 8-11mm wide
  • Seed : reddish purple to tan, 1.5-2mm long x 1mm wide
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs with few, erect to mostly arcuate branches
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-3 m
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  • Year (of first description) : 1845
  • Botanist : Bentham
  • Authors : Bentham 1845
  • Original publication : Pl. Hartw. 176 1845
  • Habitat : in the Cordillera Occidental of the Northern Andes from Pichincha, Ecuador to Choco and Antioquia, Colombia, in the Cordillera Central from northern Napo to Tolima, and in the Cordillera Oriental from Putumayo to Huila, cloud forest shrubs in thickets, stream banks, and forest openings
  • Elevation : 2300-3200
  • Native country : Colombia, Ecuador
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : verticillate, mostly quaternate, subsessile, membranous to subcoriaceous, petioles 1 to 5 mm long, dull red, stipules triangular, thickened at the base, 1 to 2 mm long, about 1 mm wide, mostly deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : lustrous dark green and subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green to purplish and pubescent to subglabrous
  • Leaf dimensions : 6-20cm long x 2-6(-8)cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic to elliptic or oblanceolate
  • Leaf margin : serrulate and commonly undulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : rounded to attenuate or narrowly subcordate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 18 to 25 on either side of the midvein, impressed above, the midvein prominent below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth finely puberulent, branchlets subtetragonous, cinereous-puberulent, 2 to 6 mm thick, wine red, older branches 5 to 15 mm thick, with exfoliating bark