Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Rita’ [Ellery]


NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Rita' [Ellery]SRL-Sch-XXXX-0351
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Des & Merriel ElleryAustralia
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
S. truncata var. delicata'Ben'1976purple
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
upper petals lavender mauve with silvery bases and centers. Upper petals have a distinct keel line to their reverse sides. Lower petals crimson rose with darker lavender-mauve edges. Upper petals spatulate with pointed tips. Lower petals obovate with acute to obtuse tips. Tube very pale lavender mauve. Filaments tinted pale lavender mauve on their upper halves. Flower length 8 cm. Upper width 5.5 cm., lower width 4 cm. Tube length 3.5 cm. Ovary receptacle 0.75 cm., small, upturned, five angled, bronze amber. Flowers are a normal shape. Flowers mid May to early June (Australia).
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
Des Ellery Note Card BV17 & 20; CSJNSW September 1990; E.B. Hoare Notes: A6-4-4; McM&H 1995: 136; SRL Teamphylloclades have 2-3 small, forward facing dentations per marginal edge. Basal dentations are rudimentary. Areole notches are shallow.
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