Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rhipsalis - an itsy bitsy flower gem


Before I keep on posting pictures from my trip, I want to show you one of my smallest flowers in Myrtle Glen.
One needs perfect eyesight for the tiny Rhipsalis flowers. I have to rely on my camera's macro setting ;-) 

This Rhipsalis has yellow flowers. I received a cutting way back when and over time I lost its tag. It may be elliptica, occidentalis, oblonga, robusta or some other variety. No matter, I love it all the same.

Delicate lemon butter colored petals are topped with a snow-white tuft of numerous stamens.




With my thumb for size comparison

 


The tiny flower buds



 I grow the plant on the side of my fence in the medium shade of a Crepe Myrtle




Click here for the picture of a pink Rhipsalis flower


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