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Alexandriana

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Cultivar
Alexandriana
Originator
Calot
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1856

Species: P. Albiflora. History: Originated by Calot in 1856. DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF: Full double, purplish pink, early, good. DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL: Rose, violet rose 1(154). Odor pleasant. Size, medium. No remnants of anthers or of carpels. Outer petalodes much smaller and a little lighter in color; inner ones wider and same color as guards. Carpelodes large, wide and faintly crimson flecked, A bunch of very narrow short carpelodes occupies the very center. Foliage albiflora type, but quite distinct; large, vigorous, dark green, perfectly smooth, margins much cut and finely jagged, leaves leathery to the touch. Comparison: Flower much like Mons. Chevreul, but foliage quite distinct.

Reference: 1908-CUB 259:139