Schlumbergera Hybrids

Types are based on several physical traits, i.e. crenate

or dentated phylloclades & symmetrical or asymmetrical

flowers. Other traits are pollen color, color of the

stigmatic tube and ridging or smoothness of the ovary

& fruit.

B – Buckleyi Type, which can be an interspecific hybrid

of S. russelliana and S. truncata. It can also be any cultivar

showing crenate phylloclades and symmetrical

to near symmetrical flowers similar to S. russelliana

and three to four ridged ovaries and fruit.

BT – Mainly Buckleyi traits or russelliana traits. The BT

type have slightly asymmetrical to very zygomorphic

flower form with pinkish or greyish pollen color (as

opposed to yellow with the B type). Ovary and fruit

generally have 3–4 significant ridges similar to S. russelliana

or S. Å~ buckleyi.

EP – S. Å~ eprica, which is S. russelliana Å~ S. orssichiana.

The term S. Å~ eprica was named after the E.P.R.I.C.


N – Hybrids and cultivars which doesn’t fit to one of

the other types.

O – Exotica or S. Å~ exotica are an interspecies cross of

Schlumbergera opuntioides Å~ Schlumbergera truncata

or S. Å~ buckleyi. The segmented sections are not flat

phylloclades but are 3-dimensional having 3–4 sides.

Q – Queens or S. Å~ reginae are an interspecies cross of

S. orssichiana Å~ Truncata type cultivar or species.

Queens have larger, longer phylloclades with significantly

long dentation. Flowers are larger than a S.

truncata type with a short, slightly curved flower

tube. Some can have more than one blooming season.

T – Schlumbergera species exhibiting marginal and

apex dentations on their phylloclades, upright growth

habit, and asymmetrical flower form. The majority of

hybrids exhibit these traits.

TB – More Truncata characteristics such as dentated,

asymmetrical flower form, yellow pollen and fruit

with faint ridges or smooth.

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