Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘China Maid’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'China Maid'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-056

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Betty Winton/Des Ellery/Edwin B. HoareUSA

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownpurple

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
deep mauve face with pale pinkish reverse. Flower length averages 3.5 cm. with a width of 4 cm. Petals are elliptic with obtuse rounded tips. Frontal view petal count is 15. Pistil is pale pinkish mauve with 5 thick, white stigma lobes. Filaments are pinkish mauve with creamy pollen. Ovary is 0.8 cm., apple green with 5 angles.

Meier 1995: 17; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-3flat to 4 angled phylloclades varying from small to large with deep purple edging. Brownish bristles present in all areoles with the longest bristles present in the linear (apical) areole. Differs from 'Pink Star' having more rounded petal tips on a smaller segmented plant (E.B. Hoare). Origin is possibly USA or maybe a commercial renaming of 'China Doll' or 'China Pink' (Meier).

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