Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid


Rhipsalidopsis 'Flame'
Photo: Dr. Ira Slade

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Holly Gate NurseryEngland

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownred

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
scarlet to deep orange red with short orange center line from base. Flowers are 4 cm. in length and 6.5 cm. in width. Petals are narrow, linear with acute tips. Frontal view petals count is 18. Pistil is deep orange red with 6 whitish pale rhodamine stigma lobes up to 0.5 cm. in length. Filaments are violet red, paler near the tips. Ovary is 5 rib, star-shaped, 0.6 cm., opaque amber (paler at the segment join).

Illustration: Your Garden (Australia), April 1990: front cover; Australian Garden Guide 9(97): front cover: Plant Register 1980, Epiphytic Plant Study Group, Great Britain. Meier 1995: 18; E.B. Hoare Notes: B16segments are smaller than R. gaertneri. Possibly the same plant as 'Orange Flame'.

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