xPachyveria

Calypso

Origin and parentage unknown.

Named and described by Margrit Bischofberger, published in Sedum Society Newsletter Jan. 2009.

 

Description:

 

Rosette (of a 4 years old plant): ca. 11 cm in diameter, 12 cm high.


Leaves  numerous, densely packed, stem not visible, biggest leaves 4,5 cm long and 2,3 cm wide in upper half,  0,6 cm thick, glabrous, greenish grey, heavily pruinose,  obovate, acuminate with sharp reddish mucro, leaf margins partly reddish; upper side flat, underside slightly rounded, not carinate.


Inflorescence :
 A cincinnus with 3 – 9 flowers, 5 – 6 cm long, bracts on peduncle and between flowers large, 1,4 cm long, 1 cm wide on upper half, 2 mm thick, ventrally flat or slightly concave, dorsally convex, sometimes keeled. Peduncle pinkish, bracts first same colour as leaves, later pinkish red and withering. Pedicels 5 mm long.


Flowers : Sepals unequal, longest 1,4 cm (as long as petals), 0,4 – 0,7 cm wide, acuminate, carmine grey, petals 1cm long, 0,6 cm wide, carinate, at apex slightly curved, outside pinkish, inside greenish yellow or orange-yellow, with petal appendages,stamen yellowish, carpel yellowish, style dark red.

Normally petal appendages have the same colour as petals, but in this case the upper margins of the appendages are pinkish orange what makes the flowers of this plant very special!


Note: In nursery catalogues this plant may be offered sometimes as x Pachyveria ‘Elaine Reinelt’ or ‘Debbi Reinelt’. In order to avoid confusion with either x Pachyveria ‘Elaine’ ISI 876 or x Graptoveria ‘Debbi’ ISI 1087, I have given it a new name.

 




Photos Emmanuelle Aubé.

There are two different clones, one with more yellowish flowers and one with orange-reddish flowers :




Photos Margrit Bischofberger



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