Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Pink Star’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Pink Star'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-178

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Des Ellery/Edwin B. HoareAustralia

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
funnel form, half opened flowers have pale mauve pink petals with deeper pink bases. Flower length is 3 cm., width is 4 cm. Petals are obovate with acute to obtuse tips. Frontal view petal count is 16. Pistil is pale mauve with 5 white stigma lobes. Filaments are red violet. Ovary is 0.6 cm., with 5 fluted ribs, apple green on a funnel form. Note: R. 'China Maid' has more rounded petal tips.

Meier 1995: 21; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-11mid green, small, longish, thick segments with 3 - 4 sides. New growth is very bristly, yellow green with red tips. Older growth supports fewer bristles.

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