Schlumbergera Hybrid


NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionClades color
McM&H description: carmine scarlet (RHS 45A). Des Ellery description: white tube, brick red petals. Petals are elliptic with acute to pointed tips, lower petals with acute to blunt tips. Bases are white flushed pink suffusing light red, then vivid cherry red. Tube is white lightly flushed pale mauve pink. Stamens are white. Style is magenta red with a purple-red stigma. Ovary receptacle smooth, dull bronze green.
Clades sizePhylloclades formReferenceComments
L. Pfeiffer, Enumeratio Cactearum: 128; Des Ellery Note Card; McM&H 1995: 44, 93; SRL Teamoriginally named Epiphyllum Altensteinii, L. Pfeiffer (1837); L. Pfeiffer & O. Abildung (1843); Zygocactus altensteinii (Pfeiff.). Zycocactus truncatus var. altensteinii (Pfeiff.) Borg. Altensteinii is one of several historic S. truncata, possibly a wild Brazilian import or more likely an early cultivar raised from seed. It survived two World Wars which is more than can be said for many of the historical cultivars. Des Ellery (Australia) received an 'Altensteinii' from Les Shears in 1981.
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