Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri

Phylloclades flattened, 7 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, apical with brownish bristles. Flowers broadly funnel form, radially symmetrical, up to 5 cm long, scarlet, self-fertile.
Fruits flattened spherical, reddish, ribbed.
Flowering period in northern hemisphere: March to May.

First description:
Regel, E. (1884): Gartenflora. Monatsschrift für deutsche und schweizerische Garten- und Blumenkunde 33: 323, tab. 1172.

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Origin of name:
Namen in Honour of Karl F. Gärtner, the discoverer of the species in Brazil.

Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná) in altitudes between 350 and 1300 m elevation.

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  • Epiphyllum russellianum gaertneri Regel (1884)
  • Epiphyllum gaertneri (Regel) Robinson (1889)
  • Schlumbergera gaertneri (Regel) Britton & Rose (1913)
  • Rhipsalis gaertneri (Regel) Vaupel (1926)
  • Epiphyllopsis gaertneri (Regel) A. Berger (1929)
  • Rhipsalidopsis serrata Linding (1942)
  • Epiphyllopsis gaertneri tiburtii Backeberg & Voll (1950)
  • Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri tiburtii (Backeberg & Voll) Moran (1953)
  • Epiphyllopsis gaertneri serrata (Linding) Backeberg (1959)
  • Hatiora gaertneri (Regel) Barthlott (1987)


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