Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Red Spider’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Red Spider'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-201

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
William MorrisAustraliaEdwin B. Hoare

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
R. roseaR. × graeserired

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
spidery carmine-red blooms. Flowers are 3 cm. in length, 2.5 cm. in width. Flowers exhibit long, narrow almost filament-like petals with very long pointed tips.Inner petals are somewhat rounded and fail to flatten out as the flower opens. Rear (outer) petals are more natural in shape. Frontal view petal count is 18. Pistil is carmine red with 4 white stigma lobes. Filaments are reddish violet - distorted. Ovary is 1 cm. opaque amber green with 5 ribs.

Meier 1995: 22; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-13 phylloclades are up to 5 cm. in length, 1 - 1.5 cm. in width. Some appear straplike with a heavy, rounded midline, others are long, flat, narrow with 4 - 5 areoles per side within small crenations. Yellow-grey, 5 mm. bristles in small rounded linear areole and lateral areoles.

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