Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Red Elephant’ [USA]

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Red Elephant' [USA]SRL-Rhi-XXXX-195

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownorange

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
orange-red petals with a darker mid stripe and reverse. Flowers are 3 cm. in length, 6 cm. in width. Petals are narrow with acute tips. Frontal view petal count is 12 - 14. Pistil is orange red with 5 white stigma lobes. Filaments are silvery, twisted clockwise around the pistil. Ovary is 0.8 cm., opaque reddish green with 5 ridges.

Meier 1995: 22; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-12deep green phylloclades up to 7 cm. in length and up to 3 cm. in width with a semi- round linear areole. Areoles lack bristles. New growth is a reddish hue. Imported by Andrew Dominic Savio from the USA. Plant possibly had another name. R. x graeseri type. Fast growing and compact.

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