Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Albert Namatjira’


NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Albert Namatjira'SRL-Sch-XXXX-0009
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Des & Merriel ElleryAustralia
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
'Christmas Cheer''White Christmas'orange
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
flower is orange apricot with pale silvery magenta pink throat. Upper petals are round spatulate with cuspidate tips. Lower petals are sagittate with obtuse tips. Tube is 3.5 cm. with pale silvery magenta pink. Flower length is 7.5 cm. Upper width is 2.5 cm. and lower width is 3 cm. Ovary receptacle is 0.7 cm., upturned, faintly angled, apple green. Flower is bell to reverse umbrella shape. Flowering season in Australia is June.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
Des Ellery Note Card G1; E.B. Hoare Notes A6-6-1; McM&H 1995: 122pollination date: May 24, 1983. First flowering: May 14, 1986. Named with permission, in honor of deceased Aboriginal Arrernte artist Albert Namatjira, whose paintings often depicted colors similar to this flower. Note: McM& H 1995: 122, had pod and pollen donor information reversed. Des Ellery's Note Card G1 depicted 'White Christmas' as the pollen parent.
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