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  • F. tilettiana
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F. tillettiana

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : red-purple, 25-50mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, more or less sulcate, 8-10mm long x 2.5-3.5mm wide, green-purplish, usually with glandular hairs
  • Tube color : cerise, rose pink
  • Tube shape : funnelform, glandular-pubescent outside, pilose inside in lower third
  • Tube dimensions : 36-46mm long x 2-5mm wide at the base, slightly narrowed in lower third, then gradually widened until 7-9 (to 13)mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : cerise, rose pink
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate, base connate for 2 to 3 mm
  • Sepal tips : acute, blunt-tipped in bud, strongly recurved at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 19-33mm long x 4-6 (to 10)mm wide
  • Corolla opening color :
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  • Corolla shape :
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  • Petal margins :
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  • Nectary : glossy green, 3-4mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : pink-cerise or dark purple, the antesepalous ones 20-35mm long, the antepetalous ones 15-28mm long,
  • Anthers : oblong, yellow, 4-5mm long x 2.5-3mm wide,
  • Pistil :
  • Style : pink, retrorse villous in the lower half-third, exserted 15-20 mm beyond the anthers
  • Stigma : green, clavate, about 3mm long x 2-2.5mm wide

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : generally numerous at branch tips or subracemose, leaves often absent, or small bracts 15 to 30 mm long and 6 to 20 mm wide present when flowering,
  • Flower size :
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  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : cylindrical, usually more or less narrowed at the apex, 18-21mm long x 6-10mm wide, puberulent, dull purple-green to lustrous bright red when ripe
  • Seed : about 50 per berry, light tan, 1.8-2mm long x 1.3-1.6mm wide
  • Habit : terrestrial shrubs, or growing in rocks, climbing up trees or epiphytic in trees to ten meters above ground, small, lateral tubers occasionally present in the soil on large plants
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-2 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : flowers appear mainly in the dry season, from January to April, when the plant is leafless
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1972
  • Botanist : Munz
  • Authors : Munz 1972
  • Original publication : Aliso 7: 410 1972
  • Habitat : in cloud forest in Lara, Trujillo, Merida, and Tachira States
  • Elevation : 1600-2650
  • Native country : Venezuela
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or ternate, soft membranous, petioles puberulent, green or reddish, 6 to 12 (to 30) mm long, stipules lance-triangular, 12 mm long, 1 to 1.5 mm wide
  • Foliage color upper side : subglabrous to pruinous or puberulent
  • Foliage color lower side : subglabrous to puberulent and pale green
  • Leaf dimensions : (30-) 55-100mm long x (7-) 16-50mm wide
  • Leaf shape : elliptic to narrowly ovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to serrulate
  • Leaf tip : (sub to) acuminate
  • Leaf base : rounded to acute
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 7 to 9 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets puberulent, terete, 2 to 5 mm thick, red or copper-colored, older branches ascending on shrubs, flexuous and erect to drooping and to 10 meters long on hanging bushes, the rooted portions often to 25 mm thick, with freely peeling, flaky bark