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F. vulcanica

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : pubescent, 5-25 (to 40)mm long
  • Ovary : ovoid-ellipsoid, strongly tetragonous, 6-9mm long x 2-3.5mm wide, hirsute-strigose, green-dull red
  • Tube color : subnitid scarlet, pink, or orange red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, hirsute to strigose or subglabrous outside, pilose inside for most its length
  • Tube dimensions : (32 to) 36-50 (to 60)mm long x 3-4mm wide and somewhat bulbous at the base, narrowed-2-3.5mm wide above the nectary, then gradually widened or slightly ampliate near the middle until 6-10mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : subnitid scarlet, pink, or orange red, sometimes dull, green tipped
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : (narrowly) lanceolate
  • Sepal tips : acute to subacuminate at the apex, spreading to divergent at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : (10 to) 13-2 0 (to 23).mm long x 3.5-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : orbicular to obovate or broadly elliptic, rounded to (broadly) acute at the apex, spreading to divergent at anthesis
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : (8 to) 9-15mm long x (6 to) 8-13mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed or shallowly 4-lobed, 1.5-2mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 8-12mm x 6-9mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 3-4mm long x 1.5-2mm wide, cream
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, villous for most its length
  • Stigma : conic-globose, slightly 4-cleft apically, 2-3.5mm long x 1.5-4mm wide, red

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : generally fewer than 12 per branch, axillary and pendant
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : tetragonous before maturity, subglobose to ellipsoid when ripe, 11-15mm long x 7-9mm wide, red purple
  • Seed : tan, 1.8-2.5mm long x 0.9-1.2mm wide
  • Habit : erect to scandent shrubs, sometimes semi-epiphytic on mossy tree trunks
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 0.4-3.5 m
  • Light/Climate :
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  • Remarks : natural hybridization with F. ampliata is known to occur
  • Named :
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1888
  • Botanist : André
  • Authors : André 1888
  • Original publication : Rev. Hort. 60: 233 1888
  • Habitat : along the Cordillera Occidental from Nariño, Colombia to Cotopaxi, Ecuador, in elfin forest near the tree line at elevations from 3,400 to 4,000 meters, on the Cordillera Central (eastern escarpment of the Ecuadorian Andes) from Napo to Chimborazo, from the tree line at 3,900 meters to 2,500 meters in cloud forest, and in the mountains of Azuay and Cafiar from the tree line to upper cloud forest at elevations from 2,850 to 3,400 meters
  • Elevation : 2500-4000
  • Native country : Colombia, Ecuador
  • Synonyms : F. hitchcockii, Johnston 1925
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11 or 22

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : 3 to 5-verticillate, mostly ternate or quaternate, firmly membranous to subcoriaceous, petioles pubescent, 2 to 10 (to 20) mm long, stipules narrowly lanceolate, 1.5 to 2.5 mm long, 0.3 to 0.7 mm wide, deciduous
  • Foliage color upper side : matte to subnitid green and usually strigose
  • Foliage color lower side : lighter green and hirsute to strigose
  • Leaf dimensions : 2-5(-10)cm long x (0.6-) 1-2.5(-4)cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly to broadly elliptic to obovate
  • Leaf margin : subentire to denticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to obtuse
  • Leaf base : acute to obtuse
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 3 to 8 (to 11) on either side of the midvein, often red below
  • Stems :
  • Branches : branchlets terete, 1.5 to 3 mm thick, densely hirsute to hirtellous or strigillose, usually with erect, white to tan hairs, older stems 3 to 10 mm thick with exfoliating bark