Year Introduced: 2005
Growth is wiry and stiffly upright, colours are strikingly bold and dark. May make a good half standard.
Sepals: Reddish-purple, held fully up when mature and recurved.
Corolla: Dark reddish-purple, no flare.
Foliage: Mid green with dark red veining.
Parentage: Wout x Mantilla.
AFS 5796, NKvF 4235
Piggelmee - No. 5796 (Krom 2005)
COROLLA is unflared with turned under petal margins; opens & matures dark reddish purple (59A); 11mm (7/16) long x 7mm (1/4) wide
SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved; dark reddish purple (60C) upper surface; dark reddish purple (60A) lower surface; 19mm (3/4) long x 3mm (1/8) wide
TUBE is magenta (63A); medium length & thickness; 11mm (7/16) long x 3mm (1/8) wide
STAMENS are 2mm (1/16) inside the corolla; reddish purple (64B) filaments; light pink (62B) anthers
PISTIL extends 22mm (7/8) below the corolla; reddish purple (64B) style; light pink (65C) stigma
BUD is long & slender
FOLIAGE: dark green (137A) upper surface; medium green (137B) lower surface
Leaves are 47mm (1 7/8) long x 17mm (11/16) wide, lanceolate shaped, serrulated edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins, stems & branches are red
PARENTAGE: Wout x Mantilla
Makes good upright, miniature or bonsai
Prefers overhead filtered light
Best bloom & foliage color in bright or filtered light
Tested four years in Wormerveer, The Netherlands
Distinguished by flower shape & color.
Hybridiser: D. Bandy 2004 NL
Seed Parent: Wout
Pollen Parent: Mantilla
NKvF number: 4235
AFS number: 5796
Approval Number: 04214
Flower: single, standing off to a solid neutral stem, purple-red / dark red, 23mm.
Flower Tube: tube, diameter round, purple-red 63A, 11x3mm.
Sepals: stand up completely, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-sectional area, exterior color red purple 60C, 60A inside red purple, 18x6mm.
Petals: closed top, bottom view oval, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge, red purple color base 60C, society and outskirts dark 59A, 11x7mm.
Filament: red, variable length, 8-6mm.
Style: red, 30mm.
Stigma: pink, very pointed.
Bud: oblong, point sideways, round cross section, two axillary buds per leaf axil, normally open top.
Berry: elongated and green, 6x3mm.
Leaf: lancet shape, top and foot spire edge slightly toothed, glossy appearance, smooth and flat, veins right, top and bottom color light green, red midrib and petiole, medium green veins.
Growth habit: half pendant.
Cultivation Method: hanger for in full sun, best color in bright light.
Special features: good branching plant with small flowers, but very brittle and fragile.
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