Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Rainbow’ [Johnson]


NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Rainbow' [Johnson]SRL-Rhi-XXXX-191

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Johnson Cactus GardensUSACalifornia Epi Center

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
petals have an orange-red base with magenta top half. Flower length is 4 cm. width is 5 cm. petals are narrow with acute tips. Frontal view petal count is 14. Pistil is magenta with 5 white stigma lobes. Filaments are pale orange red with creamy yellow pollen. Ovary is 1 cm., 5 ribbed pale green with bronze-green ribs.

Illustrated in: T. Hashizume’s Epiphyllums & Other Related Genera Pt. I: 110, 1982 and Epiphyllums and Other Related Genera Pt. II: 114, 1985; Rainbow Gardens Catalog 95/96: 20; Meier 1995: 21; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-12fleshy, green phylloclades are up to 8 cm. in length with 4 or more faint crenations per side. Heavy bristling in all areoles with up to 1.5 cm. long, yellow-brown bristles in the rounded linear areole.

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