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Hybridizer Country Hybridizer reference Name giver
Des & Merriel Ellery Australia
Name year Group Growth habit Seedling/Sport
Pod parent Pollen parent Pollination year Color
'White Christmas' 'Christmas Cheer' orange
Flower class Flower form Flower length Flower width
Petal form Recurved Stamen color Style color
Fruit color Fruit edged Flower description Phylloclades length
orange apricot with a magenta throat.
Phylloclades width Phylloclades form Reference Comments
McM&H 1995: 122 parentage on this cultivar may have been reversed in the McMillan & Horobin book, p.122. It is known that 'White Christmas' is pollen fertile and pod sterile. 'Christmas Cheer' was probably the pod parent and 'White Christmas' the pollen donor.
18. February 2022
Version 2.0 (2022) of the 'The International Schlumbergera & Rhipsalidopsis List of Species and Cultivars' added.
19. December 2021
We have now
1586 entries (+ 137 synonyms) of Schlumbergera cultivars and hybrids in our database.
539 of them have photos, 1774 photos in total.
We have now
286 entries (+ 24 synonyms) of Rhipsalidopsis cultivars and hybrids in our database.
60 of them have photos, 185 photos in total.
26. June 2021
New Schlumbergera Hybrids added
12. May 2021
Version 2021.1 of the 'The International Schlumbergera & Rhipsalidopsis List of Species and Hybrids' added.
Addendum 2021.1 of the 'The International Schlumbergera & Rhipsalidopsis List of Species and Hybrids' added.
11. April 2021
New Rhipsalidopsis & Schlumbergera cultivars added.
New botanical species section.
Page with historical images added. See General Information.
Distribution maps were added in the Occurence/Vorkommen section.
Many new pictures were uploaded.
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