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Hybridiser: Smits, A, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2012

An unusual hybrid that resembles an encliandra. Freely produces truly tiny dark orange red flowers (along with proportionately large black berries) on a small, free branching plant. Very pretty, would make a lovely bonsai.

Tube: Dark red 53A; short, thin. Only 4mm (1/8") long, and half as wide.

Sepals: Dark red 53A. Only 2mm long, half as wide, held horizontally, tips recurved.

Corolla: Dark orange red N34A. Fully flared petals are just 2mm long.

Foliage: Mid green, leaves somewhat thicker and larger than a normal encliandra type.

Parentage: F. cylindracea x F. paniculata.

AFS 8217, NKvF 5005

Toosje Vantveer No 8217 (Smits 2013)

Single. Upright

COROLLA: full flared, saucer shaped, wavy petal margins; opens and matures dark orange red (N34A); 2mm (1/16") long x 2mm (1/16") wide

SEPALS are horizontal, tips recurved; dark red (53A) upper and lower surfaces; 2mm (1/16") long x 1mm (1/16") wide

TUBE is dark red (53A); short and thin; 4mm (1/8") long x 2mm (1/16") wide

STAMENS: none; white anthers

PISTIL extends 1mm (1/16") beyond the corolla; light coral (38A) style and stigma

BUD is triphylla shape

FOLIAGE is medium green (N137B) upper surface; medium green (138A) lower surface

Leaves are 34mm (1 (3/8") long x 15mm (9/16") wide, lanceolate shaped, serrulate edges, acute tips, acute bases. Veins, stems and branches are green

PARENTAGE:. cylindracea x. paniculata

Small upright

Self branching

Makes good upright, bonsai or miniature

Prefers overhead filtered light

Best bloom color and foliage color in limited light

Tested 13 years in Rhenen, The Netherlands

Nomination by N.K.v.F as recommendable cultivar

Distinguished by red miniature flowers.

Toosje Vantveer

Hybridiser: A. Smits 2012 NL

Seed Parent F. cylindracea

Pollen Parent F. encliandra

NKvF number: 5005

AFS number: 8217

Approval Number: 120109

Points: 70

Flower: single, standing off to a solid neutral stem D.rood / red, 4mm.

Flower Tube: tube, diameter around D.rood 53A, 4x2mm.

Sepals: half up position, symmetry four sides, top and sectional plane, color completely dark 53A, 2x1mm.

Petals: saucer-shaped top, bottom view square, completely outstanding, the petals are normally formed with a serrated edge, whole red color N34A, 2x2mm.

Filament, the filaments are fused to the tube.

Anther white.

Pollen: missing.

Style: orange pink, 6mm.

Stigma: orange pink, cleft.

Flowering: normal.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: triphyllas shape, diameter round, axillary one button per leaf axil, normally open top.

Berry: round and dark, 5x4mm.

Journal: lancet shape, top and foot spire, slightly serrated edge, matt appearance, smooth and flat, veins deepens, color dark green top, bottom, midrib, veins and light green petiole.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: small shrub found in filtered light, best color in filtered light.

Special features:

self branching and very strong plant with tiny flowers F. encliandra type. Is also suitable for the formation of a bonsai. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Tiny (0.5 - 1.5cm) #
Bush #
H1c (Min 5°C to 10°C) #