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F. thymifolia ssp. minimiflora

FLOWER PARTS

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  • Tube color : red
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  • Corolla opening color : red
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MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : perfect flowers, pedicels drooping to spreading, pubescent, 18 to 25 mm long, hypanthium cylindric, 6.5 to 9.2 mm long, 3.4 to 3.9 mm wide at rim, 3.1 to 3.5 mm wide at base, short vinous pubescent outside and inside, sepals broadly lanceolate, 3.8 to 4.6 mm long, 1.7 to 2.1 mm wide at base, spreading to suberect, the apex acuminate, the tips connivent in bud, hypanthium and sepals red, petals red, orbicular to oblate, 3.8 to 4.2 mm long, 4.1 to 4.6 mm wide, pubescent, spreading to erect, the apex three-lobed, nectary a swollen disc with four membranous wings extending along the vascular bundles leading to the episepalous stamens, 1.8 to 2.1 mm high, episepalous stamens exserted 1.4 to 1.7 mm above the rim of the hypanthium, filaments unequal, the episepalous ones 0.6 to 0.9 mm long, the epipetalous ones 1.4 to 1.7 mm long, anthers 1.8 to 2.1 mm long, 0.5 to 0.8 mm thick, style 12.5-15.2 mm long, the stigma exserted 3.5-5.5 mm above the rim of the hypanthium, its lobes deltoid, suberect, 1 to 1.3 mm long. pistillate flowers, similar to the perfect flowers in all except the following characteristics: pedicels 9 to 14 mm long, hypanthium 4 to 4.6 mm long, 1.9 to 2.2 mm wide at rim, 1.7 to 2 mm wide at base, sepals 2.2 to 2.6 mm long, 0.9 to 1.3 mm wide at base, petals 1 to 1.4 mm long, 0.6 to 0.8 mm wide, nectary 1.1 to 1.3 mm high, style stout, 6.8 to 7.5 mm long, the stigma exserted 2.5 to 3.2 mm above the rim of the hypanthium, its lobes 1 to 1.3 mm long.
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  • Seed : 14-18 per berry, 2.1-2.5mm long x 1.1-1.3 mm wide, oblanceolate in outline, hilum subbasal
  • Habit : erect shrub
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  • Height : 2-4 m
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  • Remarks : gynodioecious
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  • Year (of first description) : 1969
  • Botanist : Breedlove
  • Authors : Hemsley 1878. Breedlove 1969
  • Original publication : Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 53: 50 1969
  • Habitat : occasional in forests of pine, oak and arbutus in the central highlands and the Sierra Madre of Chiapas State in Mexico, and in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes and the high volcanos near Antiqua in Guatemala
  • Elevation : 2100-2500
  • Native country : Guatemala, Mexico
  • Synonyms : F. minimiflora, Hemsley 1878, F. tacanensis, Lundell 1940, F. skutchiana, Munz 1943
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : lower leaves opposite to three at a node, upper ones opposite, chartaceous, strigose pubescent on the upper surface, short pubescent on the lower surface, petiole pubescent, 7 to 22 mm long
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  • Leaf dimensions : 35-125mm long x 12-45mm wide
  • Leaf shape : lanceolate to broadly ovate
  • Leaf margin : serrulate
  • Leaf tip : acute
  • Leaf base : acute to cuneate
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  • Branches : branchlets ascending, vigorous, 30 to 90 cm long, 2 to 7 mm thick, quadrangular in transection, canescent to tomentose, older branches 8- to 5 mm thick