Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Christmas Cheer’ [Ellery]

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Christmas Cheer' [Ellery]SRL-Rhi-XXXX-061

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Des ElleryAustralia

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
pale lavender mauve with darker mauve lines.Star-like flowers are 3.5 cm. in length and 6 cm. wide. Petals are narrow with acute tips. Frontal view petal count is 12 - 13. The apple green, 0.6 cm. ovary has 5 ribs.

Meier 1995: 18; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-4phylloclades show a faint midline with 2-3 small areoles per side and a faint purplish edging. Linear areoles are long and rounded. Some bristling in areoles, mainly new growth.

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