Pachystachys coccinea

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Pachystachys coccinea

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<<<<Flowers>Corolla>Lower lip>Shape>Dimensions

17-20 x 4-5 mm1
1. 005-002-007-001-001

<<<Flowers>Calyx>Lobes>Dimensions

5 x 0.5 mm2
2. 005-001-004-002

<<<Flowers>Calyx>Lobes>Hairs

sparingly and inconspicuously puberulent3
3. 005-001-004-003

<<<Flowers>Calyx>Lobes>Shape

lanceolate4
4. 005-001-004-001

<<<Flowers>Calyx>Tube>Length

1 mm long5
5. 005-001-003-001

<<<Flowers>Corolla>Lobes>Dimensions

1 x 0.5 mm6
6. 005-002-006-001

<<<Flowers>Corolla>Lower lip>Shape

oblong, , obtuse7
7. 005-002-007-001

<<<Flowers>Corolla>Upper lip>Growth form

erect8
8. 005-002-005-001

<<<Flowers>Corolla>Upper lip>Length

20-25 mm long9
9. 005-002-005-002

<<<Flowers>Filaments>Hairs>Colour

white10
10. 005-003-002-001

<<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Bracts>Hairs

± puberulent, usually glandular, margins and primary vein short-pubescent11
11. 004-006-006-002

<<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Bracts>Shape

apically acute or subacuminate, apiculate, abruptly narrowed to a short-winged base12
12. 004-006-006-001

<<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Lower bracts>Shape

decussate13
13. 004-006-004-001

<<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Upper bracts>Shape

ternate and quaternate, narrower14
14. 004-006-005-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Margins>Margin type

entire or undulate15
15. 003-003-002-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Shape>Dimensions

18-25 x 6-9 cm16
16. 003-003-001-001

<<Flowers>Calyx>Length

5.5-6 mm long17
17. 005-001-002

<<Flowers>Calyx>Lobes

lobes , equal, , ;18
18. 005-001-004

<<Flowers>Calyx>Shape

campanulate19
19. 005-001-001

<<Flowers>Calyx>Tube

tube ,20
20. 005-001-003

<<Flowers>Corolla>Colour

bright red21
21. 005-002-001

<<Flowers>Corolla>Hairs

rather sparingly pubescent without with minute, spreading trichomes (hirtellous)22
22. 005-002-003

<<Flowers>Corolla>Length

50-70 mm long23
23. 005-002-002

<<Flowers>Corolla>Lobes

lobes ,24
24. 005-002-006

<<Flowers>Corolla>Lower lip

lower lip ;25
25. 005-002-007

<<Flowers>Corolla>Upper lip

upper lip , , emarginate,26
26. 005-002-005

<<Flowers>Corolla>Width

4 mm wide at base, narrowed to 3 mm above ovary, 7-10 mm wide at throat27
27. 005-002-004

<<Flowers>Filaments>Hairs

pubescent, densely so below, sparingly so above28
28. 005-003-002

<<Flowers>Filaments>Length

55 mm long29
29. 005-003-001

<<Flowers>Filaments>Staminodes

staminodes when present minute, vestigial;30
30. 005-003-003

<<Flowers>Ovary and style>Hairs

glabrous31
31. 005-004-001

<<Inflorescences>Bracteoles>Dimensions

5 x 5 mm32
32. 004-007-002

<<Inflorescences>Bracteoles>Hairs

puberulous33
33. 004-007-003

<<Inflorescences>Bracteoles>Shape

linear-lanceolate34
34. 004-007-001

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Bracts

all ,35
35. 004-006-006

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Colour

green36 green37
36. 004-006-001, 37. 004-003-001

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Dimensions

15-25 x 4-9 mm38
38. 004-006-003

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Lower bracts

lower bracts39
39. 004-006-004

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Shape

ovate to lanceolate40
40. 004-006-002

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Upper bracts

upper ones41
41. 004-006-005

<<Inflorescences>Flowers>Colour

red42
42. 004-004-001

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

1-3 cm long43
43. 004-005-001

<<Petiole>Blade>Margins

margin .44
44. 003-003-002

<<Petiole>Blade>Shape

elliptic to oblong-obovate, , apically acuminate, often abruptly so, when not elliptic, then narrowed from above middle to an acute or obtuse base45
45. 003-003-001

<Branches>Hairs

puberulous when young, soon glabrous46
46. 002-001

<Flowers>Calyx

calyx , , slightly irregular,47
47. 005-001

<Flowers>Corolla

corolla , , , ,48
48. 005-002

<Flowers>Filaments

filaments , ,49
49. 005-003

<Flowers>Ovary and style

ovary and style .50
50. 005-004

<Habit>Height

1-2 m tall51
51. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Bracteoles

bracteoles , , .52
52. 004-007

<Inflorescences>Bracts

bracts , , , , , ;53 bracts54
53. 004-006, 54. 004-003

<Inflorescences>Flowers

flowers55
55. 004-004

<Inflorescences>Length

9-22 cm long56
56. 004-002

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle ;57
57. 004-005

<Inflorescences>Position

terminal58
58. 004-001

<Petiole>Blade

blade ,59
59. 003-003

<Petiole>Hairs

glabrous60
60. 003-002

<Petiole>Length

2-6 cm long61
61. 003-001

Branches

Branches , constricted and easily broken just above nodes, bark thin and usually striate.62
62. 002

Capsules

Capsule not seen.63
63. 006

Description

Shrub, 1-2 m tall. Branches puberulous when young, soon glabrous, constricted and easily broken just above nodes, bark thin and usually striate. Petiole 2-6 cm long, glabrous; blade elliptic to oblong-obovate, 18-25 x 6-9 cm, apically acuminate, often abruptly so, when not elliptic, then narrowed from above middle to an acute or obtuse base, margin entire or undulate. Inflorescence a terminal spike, 9-22 cm long, with conspicuous green bracts and red flowers; peduncle 1-3 cm long; bracts green, ovate to lanceolate, 15-25 x 4-9 mm, lower bracts decussate, upper ones ternate and quaternate, narrower, all apically acute or subacuminate, apiculate, abruptly narrowed to a short-winged base, ± puberulent, usually glandular, margins and primary vein short-pubescent; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, 5 x 5 mm, puberulous. Flowers sessile or subsessile; calyx campanulate, 5.5-6 mm long, slightly irregular, tube 1 mm long, lobes lanceolate, equal, 5 x 0.5 mm, sparingly and inconspicuously puberulent; corolla bright red, 50-70 mm long, rather sparingly pubescent without with minute, spreading trichomes (hirtellous), 4 mm wide at base, narrowed to 3 mm above ovary, 7-10 mm wide at throat, upper lip erect, 20-25 mm long, emarginate, lobes 1 x 0.5 mm, lower lip oblong, 17-20 x 4-5 mm, obtuse; filaments 55 mm long, white pubescent, densely so below, sparingly so above, staminodes when present minute, vestigial; ovary and style glabrous. Capsule not seen.

Distribution

French Guiana present, Southern America: Brazil North (Amapá present, Pará present)
French Guiana and Brazil (Amapá, Pará); 19 collections studied of which 16 from French Guiana.

Flowers

Flowers sessile or subsessile;64
64. 005

Habit

Shrub, .65
65. 001

Individuals Association

Perrottet 204 Mélinon s.n.

Inflorescences

Inflorescence a spike, , with conspicuous and ;66
66. 004

Petiole

Petiole , ;67
67. 003

Phenology

Flowering and fruiting .