Recommended Literature


Cobia, M.E. 1992: Zygocactus (Schlumbergera). A comprehensive and practical guide to the Weekend Gardener. – Tillington House, Coffs Harbour (AUS). 58 p.

McMillan, A.J.S. & Horobin, J.F. 1995: Christmas Cacti: The genus Schlumbergera and its hybrids. – Succulent Plant Research 4. 160 p.


Articles in Journals:

Barthlott, W. & Taylor, N.P. 1995: notes towards a Monograph of Rhipsalideae (Cactaceae). – Bradleya 13: 43–80.

Bauer, R. 2007: Ein Besuch in der Gärtnerei Madsen (PKM) in Odense (Dänemark). – EPIG no. 59: 19–33.

Calvente, A.; Zappi, D.C.; Forest, F. & Lohmann, L.G. 2011: Molecular phylogeny of tribe Rhipsalideae (Cactaceae) and taxonomic implications for Schlumbergera and Hatiora. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 456–468.

Hunt, D.R.1969: Contributions to the Flora of Tropical America: LXXVII: A Synopsis of Schlumbergera Lem. (Cactaceae). – Kew Bulletin 23: 255–263.

Korotkova, N.; Borsch, T.; Quandt, D.; Taylor, N.P.; Müller, K.F.; Barthlott, W. 2011: What does it take to resolve relationships and to identify species with molecular markers? An example from the epiphytic Rhipsalideae (Cactaceae). – American Journal of Botany 98: 1557–1572.

Meier, E. 1995: Easter cacti (Rhipsalidopsis; Cactaceae). – Haseltonia 3: 10–24.

Wick, R.L. 2018: Diseases of Holiday Cacti: Schlumbergera and Hatiora. In: Mcgovern, R.J. & Elmer, W.H. (eds.): Handbook of Florists’ Crop Diseases, Handbook of Plant Disease Management: 975–986. Springer International Publishing AG, htpps://



Epiphytes. 1968–2000.

EPIG. Zeitschrift der Interessengemeinschaft Epiphytische Kakteen. 1989–ongoing.



Dorsch, R. & Tropper, R. 2018: Dolly Köllis Aufzeichnungen über ihre Arbeiten mit Schlumbergera. – hybrids Dolly Kölli notes (31.07.2018).


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