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  • F. wurdackii
  • F. wurdackii
  • F. wurdackii

F. wurdackii

FLOWER PARTS

  • Pedicel : 9-11 (to 25)mm long
  • Ovary : oblong, 7-10mm long x 3-4mm wide
  • Tube color : coral red
  • Tube shape : narrowly funnelform, pilose to short villous outside, pilose inside in lower tube
  • Tube dimensions : 31-50mm long x 2-3mm wide and slightly bulbous at the base, gradually widened above until 5-8mm wide at the rim
  • Sepal color upper : coral red
  • Sepal color lower :
  • Sepal shape : oblong
  • Sepal tips : obtuse, spreading at anthesis
  • Sepal dimensions : 9-16mm long x 3-5mm wide
  • Corolla opening color : red
  • Corolla mature color :
  • Corolla shape : oblong to broadly elliptic, obtuse at the apex
  • Corolla silhouette :
  • Petal margins :
  • Corolla dimensions : 11-20mm long x 4-8mm wide
  • Nectary : unlobed or shallowly 4-lobed, about 1.5mm high
  • Stamens :
  • Filaments : red, 5-9mm x 3-6mm long
  • Anthers : oblong, 2-2.5mm long x about 1.5mm wide, white
  • Pistil :
  • Style : red, glabrous
  • Stigma : capitate, shortly 4-lobed at the apex, 2-3mm long x 2-4mm wide, pink, exserted 1-3mm beyond the anthers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Flower : single
  • Flowers : few to many in terminal, corymbose, drooping racemes, rachis 4 to 18 cm long, bracts lance-linear, denticulate, 15 to 50 mm long, 3 to 8 mm wide
  • Flower size :
  • Flower display :
  • Flower bud :
  • Fruit : cylindric to ellipsoid, 17-20mm long x 9-11mm wide
  • Seed : 1.6-2mm long x 0.9-1.2mm wide
  • Habit : erect shrub
  • Hardiness:
  • Height : 1-1.5 m
  • Light/Climate :
  • Optimal light conditions :
  • Remarks :
  • Named : after American botanic John J. Wurdack who discovered the species in 1962
  • Lookalikes :
  • Year (of first description) : 1964
  • Botanist : Munz
  • Authors : Munz 1964
  • Original publication : Brittonia 16: 229 1964
  • Habitat : endemic to moist sites on slopes leading into the Rio Utcubamba valley in Amazonas Department
  • Elevation : 2100-2400
  • Native country : northern Peru
  • Synonyms :
  • Gametic chromosome number n = 11

FOLIAGE

  • Leaves : opposite or ternate, softly membranous, shortly soft pilose on both sides, petioles pilose, 7 to 43 mm long, stipules conspicuous, lanceolate, usually with an obtuse apex, pale membranous, 3 to 5 mm long, 0.5 to 2 mm wide, sometimes connate, usually persistent and reflexed
  • Foliage color upper side :
  • Foliage color lower side :
  • Leaf dimensions : 7-18cm long x 2-8cm wide
  • Leaf shape : narrowly elliptic-ovate
  • Leaf margin : subdenticulate
  • Leaf tip : acute to subacuminate
  • Leaf base : acute to subacuminate
  • Pubescence :
  • Veins : secondary veins 7 to 14 on either side of the midvein
  • Stems :
  • Branches : young growth finely pilose, older stems pilose and dull tan, 3 to 10 mm thick