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F. tunariensis

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : finely pubescent, 15-30 (to 50)mm long
  • Ovary : cylindrical, velutinous-pilulose, 9-11mm long x 2.5-3mm wide
  • Tube color : bright red pink to light orange
  • Tube shape : funnelform, finely pubescent outside, villous inside for most of length
  • Tube dimensions : (36 to) 44-56mm long x 3.5-4.5mm wide and more or less bulbous at the base, then slightly constricted-about 3mm wide and widened gradually above until 6-1 0mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : bright red pink to light orange
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate to (narrowly) ovate, connate for 3 to 4 mm at the base
  • Sepal tips : acute to acuminate, divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 17-25mm long x 7-8 (to 9)mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : yellow green
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  • Nectary : 2.5-4mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : greenish, the antesepalous ones 14-20mm long, the antepetalous ones 8-13mm long,
  • Anthers : oblong-ellipsoid, yellow, 3-3.5mm long x about 2mm wide
  • Pistil :
  • Style : orange-pink, villous for most of length
  • Stigma : globose, green, 2-3mm long x about 2mm wide, exserted 6-20mm beyond the stamens

MISCELLANEOUS

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  • Flowers : generally few and axillary towards young branch tips,
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  • Habit : shrub, growing terrestrially in humus, on rocks, or epiphytically in trees, with cylindrical-ellipsoid tubers 1 to 3 cm thick and 8 to 15 cm long usually present
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  • Height : 0.08-1.5 m
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  • Remarks : flowers appear mostly at the end of the dry season, from September to November
  • Named :
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  • Year (of first description) : 1898
  • Botanist : Kuntze O.
  • Authors : Kuntze 1898
  • Original publication : Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 98 1898
  • Habitat : rare in cloud forest from Ayacucho Department, Peru, to Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
  • Elevation : 2400-3400
  • Native country : Bolivia, southern Peru
  • Synonyms : F. mattoana, Krause 1906
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or less often alternate, membranous, petioles pubescent, (10 to) 15 to 33 mm long, stipules narrowly triangular, about 1.5 mm long, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : subglabrous to pilulose
  • Foliage color lower side : , especially along the nerves
  • Leaf dimensions : 60-110(-115)mm long x 35-65mm wide
  • Leaf shape : broadly ovate to ellipticovate
  • Leaf margin : remotely denticulate
  • Leaf tip : (sub to) acuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to cordate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 6-9 on either side of midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth velutinous, pilulose or cinereous, branchlets terete, 2 to 4 mm thick, pilulose, older branches with freely exfoliating bark