Schlumbergera Hybrid

‘Red Elephant’ [Griffin]

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Red Elephant' [Griffin]SRL-Sch-XXXX-1035
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownred
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
upper petals rhodamine red with bright magenta base edges, and magenta-pink mid stripes becoming orange near the tips. Lower petals deep carmine violet with paler silvery mid stripes, more orange near the tips. Reverse of lower petals much redder than rhodamine-red upper petals, with orange mid stripes. Petals oblanceolate with pointed tips. Filaments and tubes very pale silvery magenta pink. Pollen creamy grey. Flower length 6.5 cm. Upper width 6 cm., lower width 5 cm. Tube length 3 cm. Ovary receptacle to 0.8 cm., five ribbed to angled, opaque amber green. Flowers reverse umbrella shape. Flowering late May to mid August (Australia).
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
crenateE.B. Hoare Notes: A6-2-3; McM&H 1995: 136obtained by E.B. Hoare from Betty Winton, 1980, labelled 'Pink Elephant' over entry for 'Red Elephant', but flowered red. Possibly the USA cv. of the same name.
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