elliptical, mildly tipped petals have pink bases suffusing bright pink-red at mid centers, becoming vivid scarlet toward margins and apexes. Petal margins exhibit a slight tendency to curl upward. Basal and ventral petals are reflexed. A medium length tube is light pink (possibly cooler growing temperature reaction). Stamens are light pink at their bases and white near their anthers. A short, purple-pink style supports a lighter colored stigma which peeks out from the tightly packed anther cluster.
McM&H 1995: 101
medium green phylloclades have 2-3 short dentations per side with very shallow areole notches. Seed-grown.