Atrorubens - Bicolor variant with
White/Cream Epichile and Boss Specimens (12 specimens)
Another interesting feature in relation to its white/cream epichile and bosses is that at least 9 of our 12 do have a faintest of pink washes overlayering the bosses, together with a very faint apple green colour which can start from high up and behind the bosses and come right down the flower from both sides to the tip of the epichile or it can just follow the midrib position. These faint washes seem to be seen in the following specimens: 33,17d,55l,66,73,40b,55c,55o and 8b. It is not clearly seen in the following specimens: 74,9p,55q.
The epichile crenulations to the bottom of the epichile seem to be more prominent in these specimens and obviously make it a strong atroruben indicator
Here now are all twelve specimens which have both a white/cream epichile and light bosses:
(with white epichile/cream epichile and bosses
also shows a slight red flush and apple green
that I noticed had the light epichile and bosses feature and retained this in each year since. 33 resides to
the base of a small hazel tree and does have
3 more bi-colors within the vicinity, one twin and a single, yet none of these have the white/cream feature.
Here is a photo from July 2020 from which you can
see the same white/cream epichile and boss features
Specimen 17d (17e,17f)
(Var: bicolor of a light feature)
A lovely plant found by Pauline and Ian Mellor Greenhalgh back in 2017 when it came through as a trio,
since 2018 sadly it has come through but only as a single plant, although in 2020 a second but seedling
started to show at the base. 2020 produced an attack of black aphid.
Again you will note it is another bicolor variant, but
very light feature which is not replicated throughout
Hutton Roof. Please note the cream couloured
epichile and boss throughout all flowers, again
there is the slightest tint of red and again that midrib
apple green colour.
Specimen 17d (PMG)
Photo: 2017 Hutton Roof
Photo: 17th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
This photo shows the light coloured epichile and boss features
unusual to see on a light green stem
also the epichile and boss has retained
a cream colour now for at least 4 years.
This little beauty has shown the same size
together with the cream epichile and bosses
since I found it back in 2014.
(my very first bi-color)