Schlumbergera Hybrid



NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Des & Merriel ElleryAustraliaDes Ellery
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
S. truncata var. delicata'Ben'red
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
flowers are pale apricot salmon with large silvery bases. Lower petals pale rose to pale magenta rose. Upper petals spatulate with pointed tips. Lower petals spatulate with obtuse tips. Tube is very pale silvery salmon pink. Flower length 7 cm. Upper width 4 cm., lower width 4.5 cm. Tube length 2.5 cm. Ovary receptacle is 0.6 cm, four angled, opaque pinkish amber. Bell to reverse umbrella flower form. Flowering season early to late June (Australia). Des Ellery description: apricot, translucent like cv. 'Kimberley Orange'.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
Des Ellery Note Card BV 15; E.B. Hoare Notes: A6-6-7; Cactus & Succulent Journal NSW, June 1993; McM&H 1995: 135named after Pauline Wolfe of Melbourne, Australia. Named 1997 (date contradicts McM&H's date of 1976).
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