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F. simplicicaulis

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : puberulent, 5-10mm long
  • Ovary : oblong-ellipsoid, puberulent or velutinous, 5-6mm long x 2-2.5mm wide
  • Tube color : light reddish pink
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, finely pilose outside, pilose inside
  • Tube dimensions : 40-50mm long x bulbous and 3-4mm wide at the base, narrowed-1.5-2mm wide above the ovary, then gradually widened above until 5-7mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : light reddish pink
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate, puberulent on both sides
  • Sepal tips : acuminate
  • Sepal dimensions : 16-20mm long x about 4mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : linear-lanceolate to elliptic, acute to narrowly acuminate at the apex
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 9-13mm long x 2-3 (to 5)mm wide
  • Nectary : apparently unlobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : 10-12mm x 7-8mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 3-4mm long x about 2mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pilose from base up-the rim of the tube
  • Stigma : globose, four-parted at the apex, 2.5-3.5mm long x about 2mm wide

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : in simple to multiple, pendant, involucrate racemes, with flowers three to four per whorl and internodes 1.5 to 6 cm long, rachis 8 to 30 cm long, bracts thinly membranous, sessile, concave, ovate-lanceolate, broadly rounded and clasping the stem at the base, acuminate at the apex, 1 to 5 cm long, 0.5 to 1.5 cm wide
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  • Fruit : ellipsoid, puberulent, 11-13mm long x 8mm wide
  • Seed : tan, 1.2mm long x 0.7mm wide
  • Habit : scandent shrubs, sparsely verticillately branched, with ultimate branches pendulous
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 2-5 m
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  • Year (of first description) : 1802
  • Botanist : Ruiz & Pavon
  • Authors : Ruiz & Pavon 1802
  • Original publication : Fl. Peruv. 3: 89 1802
  • Habitat : rare in cloud forests in Huánuco, Junín, and Pasco Departments on eastern slopes of the Andes
  • Elevation : 2200-2500
  • Native country : central Peru
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FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : ternate or quaternate, membranous, petioles glabrous to puberulent, 2 to 6 mm long, stipules triangular, 1 to 2 mm long, about 0.9 mm wide, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : glabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : glabrous to scattered pilose below or along the margin
  • Leaf dimensions : 8-15cm long x 1-3.5cm wide
  • Leaf shape : linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate
  • Leaf margin : subentire
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to narrowly obtuse or truncate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 10 to 18 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets subterete, puberulent, older stems with light red, exfoliating bark