Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Ruby Gem’ [Morris]

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Ruby Gem' [Morris]SRL-Rhi-XXXX-213

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
William MorrisAustraliaEdwin B. Hoare

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
R. roseaR. × graeseri with large red flowersred

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
buds are ruby to deep carmine red opening to deep rose or ruby red. Matte effect on the flower face, sheeny reverse. Flowers are 3 cm. in length, 4 cm. in width. Petals are obovate with acute tips. Frontal view petal count is 18. Pistil is deep ruby red with six long white stigma lobes. Filaments are deep rose red with paler magenta-pink tips. Ovary is 1 cm. 5 ribbed, bronze reddy green on a rotate daisy to funnel shape.

Meier 1995: 22-23; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-14matte, suede mid green, flat small, thick segments, wider at the top, 3 - 4 cm lengths with 3 - 4 areoles per side, within small crenations. yellow-brown bristles in linear and lateral areoles.

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