xPachyveria

Nausikaa

Origin and parentage unknown.

 

Description of a  3 ½- 4 years old plant.

 

Stem  5,5 cm high, erect, 1,8 cm in diameter, offsetting at the base.

 

Rosette 12 cm in diameter, 2,5 cm high, rather loose, appr. 17 leaves for this plant.

 

Leaves  5 cm long, 3 cm wide in upper third, 9 mm thick, obovate, very slightly acuminate, upper side concave, underside convex, light dull green, tinged in lavender, slightly darker lavender at margins.

 

Inflorescence  one for this plant; peduncle 19 cm long and 5 mm in diameter, light olive green, ending in 2 pendent secund racemes, each with 11 flowers; pedicels 5 mm long, lower bracts 1,7 cm long and 0,8 cm wide, appr. 12, soon withering and falling off, same colour as leaves; upper bracts 1,1 cm long.

 

Sepals unequal, not united at base, 7 – 11 mm long and 2 – 4 mm wide, appressed at and longer than petals, colour when mature same as leaves, when immature dull green.

 

Petals  8 mm long, 3 mm wide, united at base, slightly curved outside at tips, outside and inside yellow at base shading to light peach in upper part. No petal appendages.

 

Carpel greenish yellow, style dark gold, filaments yellow.

 

Al Waltemyer & Margrit Bischofberger







Photos Bernie DeChant



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