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F. vargasiana

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : ascending when young-divergent-drooping at anthesis, 10-35mm long
  • Ovary : narrowly cylindrical, puberulent, 10-11mm long and about 2mm wide
  • Tube color : red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, pilulose outside, villous inside in lower part
  • Tube dimensions : 35-40mm long x 2-3.5mm wide and slightly nodose at the base, narrowed-1.5-2.5mm above the nectary, then gradually widened above until 4-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : green, except for the reddish base
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acuminate, with a short tip 1 to 2 mm long in bud, strongly spreading to divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 11-16mm long x 4-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : oblong to broadly elliptic, rounded and usually with a short point at the apex, strongly spreading at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 10-12mm long x 5-8mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed, about 2mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 6-10mm x 4-8mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2-3mm long x 1-1.5mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red pink, villous from the base-near the rim of the tube
  • Stigma : capitate, about 2mm long and wide, four-parted at the apex, white-dull pink

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : usually three to ten in terminal, corymbose racemes, rachis 2 to 8 cm long, at times with reduced leaves subtending the flowers
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  • Fruit : narrowly cylindrical-fusiform, often curved and usually constricted at the apex, 25-32mm long x 8mm wide
  • Seed : 1.3-1.6mm long x 0.9-1.1mm wide
  • Habit : erect shrubs
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-2 m
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  • Year (of first description) : 1946
  • Botanist : Munz
  • Authors : Munz ex Vargas 1946
  • Original publication : Diez Anos Servic. Bot. Univ. Cuzco 50 1946
  • Habitat : Endemic to Cuzco Department and locally frequent in moist shady thickets along the Rio Tambomayo, Pillahuata area of Paucartambo Province
  • Elevation : 1700-2300
  • Native country : Peru
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite, membranous, petioles pubescent, 12 to 60 mm long, stipules lanceolate, dark, 1 to 2 mm long, about 0.4 mm wide, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : subnitid dark green and sparsely strigose to subglabrous
  • Foliage color lower side : pale green and finely pilose mostly along the veins
  • Leaf dimensions : 6-23cm long x 2.5-9cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly ovate-elliptic to narrowly subdeltoid
  • Leaf margin : glandular-serrulate or denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acuminate
  • Leaf base : rounded to obtuse or unequal
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 12 to 18 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth finely soft pilose with white to rusty hairs, older branches 4 to 10mm thick, dull tan-brown