Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Marea Burke’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Marea Burke'SRL-Sch-XXXX-0818
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Des & Merriel ElleryAustralia
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
'Pink Elephant'unnamed cultivar1986purple
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
upper petals are pale silvery carmine violet with paler center stripes. Lower petals slightly paler carmine violet. Upper petals are lanceolate with pointed tips. Lower petals are sagittate to spatulate with acute tips. Tube and filaments silvery white with very pale carmine violet flush. Pollen pale reddish grey. Flower length 6.5 cm. Upper petals 4 cm., lower petals 5 cm. Tube 2.5 cm. Ovary receptacle 1 cm. upturned, pear shape, yellow to yellowish green. Flower are small, normal shape. Flowering June and July (Australia). Des Ellery described it as a small lavender flower.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
Des Ellery Note Card; E.B. Hoare notes: A6-4-3; McM&H 1995: 133named in 1986 after the wife of personal friend Don Burke.
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