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  • F. sylvatica
  • F. sylvatica

F. sylvatica

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, divergent-pendant, 3-10mm long
  • Ovary : narrowly cylindricfusiform, often narrowed towards the apex, 6-10mm long x 2-3mm wide
  • Tube color : red to rose red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, canescent strigillose outside, pilose inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 14-22mm long x 2-3mm wide and slightly bulbous at the base, gradually widened above until 3.5-7mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : red to rose red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acute, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 10-13mm long x 3-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : darker red, crimson
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : narrowly elliptic-oblong, acute
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 5-10mm long x 2-4mm wide
  • Nectary : green, shallowly 4-lobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 5-7mm x 3-5mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 1.5-2mm long x about 1mm thick, dull white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : glabrous-sparsely pilose, light red
  • Stigma : capitate, subtetragonous, 2-3mm long x 2-4mm wide, 4-lobed in upper stigma, pink, slightly exserted beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : generally numerous in long, straggly, terminal or subterminal racemes, rachis arching-pendant or sometimes more-or-less ‘twisted, 5 to 20 cm long, bracts ovate-cordate, subsessile, tightly grouped
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : subcylindric-fusiform, gradually narrowed towards the apex, more-or-less verrucose before maturity, 13-17 mm long x 57 mm wide, red purple to subtranslucent
  • Seed : 1.5mm long x 0.8mm wide
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-2.5m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flower up to 3,5cm long
  • Named : sylvatica is latin and means ‘from the woods’
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1845
  • Botanist : Bentham George
  • Authors : Bentham 1845
  • Original publication : Pl. Hartw. 176 1845
  • Habitat : western slopes of the Andes from Cotopaxi to Imbabura Provinces, in mid-elevation cloud forest, growing in moist soil in thickets, along streams, or on roadside banks
  • Elevation : 2600-3100
  • Native country : Ecuador
  • Synonyms :
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FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : mostly ternate, opposite, or rarely quaternate, membranous, finely reticulate-veined and sometimes rugulose, petioles strigillose, 6 to 34 mm long, stipules dark purple, narrowly triangular, 1 to 2 mm long, about 0.7 mm wide, thick at the base, subulate at the apex, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : medium-dark green and strigillose
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green to tinged red and strigillose
  • Leaf dimensions : 4-15cm long x 2-8cm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to (ob- to) ovate
  • Leaf margin : remotely gland-denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : acute to attenuate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 11 to 18 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth finely canescent, older stems with tan, fissured bark