Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Soft Touch’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Soft Touch'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-227

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
William MorrisAustraliaEdwin B. Hoare

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
pale pink with deep pink center stripe and deep pink to magenta-pink throat. Flower is 2 cm. in length and 3.5 cm. in width. Frontal view petal count is 14. Pistil is magenta with five white stigma lobes. Filaments are magenta. Ovary is 0.5 cm. faintly 5 angled, apple green on a rotate daisy shape.

Meier 1995: 23; E.B. Hoare Notes: B1-15sometimes wavy edged, the purple edged phylloclades are up to 4 cm. in length, up to 1.5 cm. in width with 3 - 4 areoles per side. Short yellowish bristles located in linear areole and lateral areoles. New growth is yellowish green.

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