Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Gaertneri Giant’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Gaertneri Giant'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-099

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
California Epi CenterUSA

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
petals are red with a faint orange midline. Flower length is 7 cm. and width is 8 cm. Petals are narrow with pointed tips. Frontal view petal count is 15. Stigma is orange red with 5 white stigma lobes. Filaments are pale red violet, incurved surrounding the pistil. Ovary is 1.3 cm., 5 deep ribs, bronze mid green on a star shape.

Illustration in: T. Hashizume’s Epiphyllums & Other Related Genera Pt. II: 112, 1985. California Epi Center Catalog, 87/88: 32. Rainbow Gardens Catalog, 95/96: 20 & earlier catalogs; Meier 1995: 22; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-12 very long, 8 cm. or greater phylloclades are deep green, with 4, bristless areoles per side. Linear areole has red-brown, hair-like bristles. New growth has temporary, faint, hair -like bristles in the lateral areoles.

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