Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Pillar Box’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Pillar Box'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-173

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Betty WintonAustraliaDes Ellery

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
buds are deep mailbox red opening to vermilion red (cinnabar red). Flower length is 5 cm., width is 6 cm. Oblanceolate petals have pointed tips. Frontal view petal count is 16. Pistil is mailbox red with 6 long white stigma lobes. Filaments are yellowish orange to pale mauve at their tops. Ovary is 0.6 cm., 5 ribbed, funnel to star shape with a deep reddish hue.

Meier 1995: 21; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-10phylloclades are narrow at the bases, broader at their apexes with 2 - 3 rounded crenations per side. Long brownish bristles occur in a straight linear areole. New growth is reddish. This is a R. x graeseri type.

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