Kohleria hirsuta

Description

Terrestrial (frequently epipetric) herb or subshrub, 30-150 (-200) cm tall. Stem subwoody at base, succulent above, erect or ascending, hirsute to villous above, glabrescent below. Leaves equal or subequal in a pair; petiole 1-4(-8) cm long, lanate-hirsute; blade papyraceous when dry, elliptic, less commonly ovate to elliptic, 4-12 x 2-6(-10) cm, margin serrate, apex acuminate, base acute to subcordate, above pubescent to sericeous, below villous to tomentose, veins sericeous or villous. Flowers 1 to 4(-6) in fascicles or cymes; usually epedunculate or less commonly pedunculate, peduncle, when present, 0-2(-4) cm long, lanate-hirsute; pedicel 2-6(-10) cm long, lanate-hirsute. Calyx campanulate, green, rarely purplish, lobes free, erect, subequal, lanceolate to subulate, rarely triangular, 0.6-1.3 x 0.1-0.6 cm, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate, outside villous or sericeous, inside appressed pubescent to sericeous; corolla erect in calyx, orange-red, 2.2-5 cm long, tube funnelform, subventricose, (1.8-)2.5-3.8(-4.5) cm long, base usually saccate but not sharply delimited, 0.2-0.6(-1) cm wide, middle subventricose, throat slightly contracted, 0.3-1.5 cm wide, outside villous, inside glabrous, limb 0.6-2.2 cm wide, lobes subequal, spreading, suborbicular, 0.3-0.6 cm long, at base 0.4-0.7 cm wide, margin entire; stamens subincluded, inserted at base of corolla tube; ovary ovoid-conic, 0.4-0.7 x 0.3-0.6 cm, hirsute, style (2.2-)2.7-3.3(-3.7) cm long, pubescent, stigma 2-lobed. Mature capsule brown, ovoid, 1-1.4 x 0.5-0.9 cm.

Notes

In the Guianas only: var. hirsuta.

Synonymy

Kohleria hirsuta (Kunth) Regel in Flora 31: 250. 1848 sec. C. Feuillet & M.J. Jansen-Jacobs, 2008
  • Gesneria hirsuta Kunth in Humboldt, Bonpland & Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp., ed. fol., 2: pl. 189. 1818
  • Isoloma hirsutum (Kunth) Regel in Bot. Zeit. (Berlin) 9: 893. 1851
  • Brachyloma hirsutum (Kunth) Hanst. in Linnaea 26: 203. 1854
    • Holotype: Bonpland 330.
    • Isotype: Bonpland 330.
    • Isotype: Bonpland 330 (P).

Specimens

CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
Bonpland 330P
Citation: Bonpland 330.

Specimen summary: P
Isotype of Gesneria hirsuta Kunth Kohleria hirsuta (Kunth) Regel Brachyloma hirsutum (Kunth) Hanst. Isoloma hirsutum (Kunth) Regel
Specimen summary: Bonpland 330.
Holotype of Gesneria hirsuta Kunth Kohleria hirsuta (Kunth) Regel Brachyloma hirsutum (Kunth) Hanst. Isoloma hirsutum (Kunth) Regel Isotype of Gesneria hirsuta Kunth Kohleria hirsuta (Kunth) Regel Brachyloma hirsutum (Kunth) Hanst. Isoloma hirsutum (Kunth) Regel