Year Introduced: 2009
Strong upright grower which can make quite a large plant. Bears tiny but very pretty flowers, that change colour significantly as they mature.
Tube: White, matures dark red 53A, short.
Sepals: White 155A, maturing dark red. Held fully up, tips recurved.
Corolla: Opens and matures pure white, fully flared. White, prominent, four-lobed stigma.
Parentage: Not known, found seedling.
AFS 6979, NKvF 4709
Elburg’s Minibel – No 6979 (de Groot 2009)
COROLLA: saucer shape, full flared, smooth petal margins; opens white (155B) & matures dark red (53A); 1 mm (1/16") long x 1mm (1/16") wide.
SEPALS are fully up, tips recurved; white (155A) maturing dark red (53A) upper & lower surfaces; 3mm (1/8") long x 1mm (1/16") wide.
TUBE is white (155A), maturing dark red (53A); short & thin; 1mm (1/16") long x 1mm (1/16") wide.
STAMENS do not extend beyond the corolla; white (155A), maturing dark red (53A) filaments & anthers.
PISTIL extends 5mm (3/16”) beyond the corolla; white (155A), maturing dark red (53A) pistil & stigma.
BUD is long.
FOLIAGE is yellowish green (145A) upper surface; light green (147D) lower surface.
Leaves are 61mm (2 7/16") long x 30mm (1 3/16") wide, lanceolate shaped, entire edges, acute tips & bases.
Veins are light green, stems are light green & branches are light green.
PARENTAGE: found seedling.
Tall upright; self branching.
Makes good upright or pyramid.
Prefers overhead filtered light.
Best bloom & foliage in bright light.
Tested 2 years in Elburg, The Netherlands.
Distinguished by extremely small flower & maturing color change.
Hybridiser: Groot, J.de 2008 NL
Seed Parent: unknown
Pollen Parent: unknown
NKvF number: 4709
AFS number: 6979
Approval Number: 080112
Flower: single and very small, standing off to a solid neutral stalk, white / white, 3mm.
Flower Tube: sphere diameter round, white quickly changing to red, 1mm.
Sepals: stand up completely, symmetry four sides, top and sectional plane, all white rapidly changing to red 53A, 3x1mm.
Petals: saucer shape, bottom view around, totally outstanding, petals are normally formed with an edge, color is white rapidly changing to red 53A, 1x1mm.
Filaments: white, equal in length, 0.5mm.
Style: white, 5mm.
Stigma: white, split.
Flowering: very moderate.
Bud: oblong, point sideways, round cross section, one axillary bud at a single leaf axils, normally open top.
Berry: round and black.
Leaf: lanceolate, top and foot spire edge sound, appearance matte, velvety and flat, similar veins, color yellow-green top, bottom, midrib, veins and light green petiole.
Growth habit: erect.
Cultivation Method: bush, stem or pyramid filtered light, best color in bright light.
Specialties: Self-branching plant with tiny flowers, and with relatively large leaf 61x30mm.
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