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Location collected: Awak village
Collected by: Suprina Ladore

  1. Genus species: Episcia cupreata
  2. Family: Gesneriaceae
  3. English name: Flame violet
  4. Chuukese name: ?
  5. Kosrean name: ?
  6. Pohnpeian name: Plankes
  7. Yapese name: ?
  8. Growth form: Herb
  9. Growth location: Terrestrial & sometimes aquatic
  10. Growth environment: On rocks near water
  11. Growth zone: Tropical
  12. Average height: 6 in. (15 cm) (info. gotton from book)
  13. Stem: No stem
  14. Leaf arrangement: It is sort of a whorled arrangement
  15. Stipule: None
  16. Petioles: 2.8 cm to 5.5 cm, hairy surface
  17. Leaf blade: Ovate leaves with crenate margin and obtuse tip, pinnate venation, 7 cm to 17 cm long, hairy surface and underside, purple color on the underside and dark brown/green at the surface, dark almost black leaves.
  18. Inflorescence: Salverform shape, and solitary type
  19. Floral bracts: None
  20. Flower: Dioecious, the filament and anthers surround the stigma and style
  21. Calyx: Five sepals with brownish complexion, hairy.
  22. Corolla: Five petals, rotate shape, smooth sufrace with no hair, red color
  23. Stamens: Four filament and anthers, slightly fused, filament about 3.6 cm and anther is rounded
  24. Ovary: Inferior
  25. Style: One style about 2.6 cm with white color, not branched with a yellow, rounded stigma
  26. Fruit: None
  27. Seed: Not observed
  28. Anything else: No strong odor, likes to grow near wet places, especially on rocks
  29. Cultural usage: None that I know of

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