lower petals have silvery white bases running upward toward the petal centres. The remainder of the petal is light orange-red, darkening toward the margins. The upper apex petals are elongated, thin, sometimes split on the ends to give a fluffy double appearance. Stamens have modified into these strange upper petals, reducing the number of functional stamenS. Upper petals are a lighter pink-red. Flowers are environmentally affected and can vary in form on the same plant and from one flowering season to the next.
this unusual collector's cultivar was first noticed in Brazil and brought to Europe by Antonio Paloma Cadenas of Spain. It is commonly grown in the Minas state of Brazil and may be endemic to the region.