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F. tincta

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : slender, strigose, 18-30mm long, ascending in bud-divergent at anthesis
  • Ovary : cylindric-fusiform, 6-8mm long x 1-2mm wide
  • Tube color : pink to bright red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, pilose outside, retrorse villous inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 16-23mm long x 1.5-2.5mm wide and slightly bulbous at the base, narrowed-1-1.5mm above the nectary, then widened gradually above until 3-5mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : pink to bright red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acute, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 7-9mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : pink to red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : oblong, obtuse to mucronate at the apex, spreading at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 6-9mm long x 3-5mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed or shallowly 4-lobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : pink-red, 5-7mm x 3-4mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, about 2mm long x about 1.2mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : light red, retrorse villous in lower ~
  • Stigma : capitate, 1.5-2mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, four-parted at the apex, white-light pink, exserted 2-3mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower :
  • Flowers : usually five to ten and nodding in a generally compact, terminal, corymbose raceme, rachis 1.5 to 7 cm long
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : ellipsoid to subglobose, 13-17mm long x 8-11mm wide
  • Seed : 1.4-1.6mm long x 1mm wide
  • Habit : erect subshrubs one half to one and a half meters tall
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.5-1.5 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks : natural hybridization with F. sanctae-rosae is known to occur
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1939
  • Botanist : Johnston I.M.
  • Authors : Johnston 1939
  • Original publication : J. Arnold Arbor. 20: 242 1939
  • Habitat : Endemic to Cuzco Department and locally common in damp, shady thickets along streams and roadsides, on the eastern slopes of the Andes in the Pillahuata area between Paucartambo, and Pilcopata and also known from Convención Province farther north
  • Elevation : 1800-2800
  • Native country : Peru
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or sometimes subopposite near the branch tips, softly membranous, petioles strigose, 13 to 50 mm long, stipules lanceolate, dark, 1 to 2 mm long, subpersistent
  • Foliage color upper side : velvety dark green and strigillose
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green or commonly purple flushed and strigose, pubescence denser along the nerves
  • Leaf dimensions : 3-14cm long x 1.5-9cm wide
  • Leaf shape : ovate-elliptic to broadly ovate
  • Leaf margin : glandular-denticulate to coarsely dentate
  • Leaf tip : acute to acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to rounded or unequal
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 11 to 18 on either side of the midvein, sulcate above
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth whitish pilose, turning tan to reddish-brown with age, older stems 4 to 10 mm thick, with light brown, striated bark