Schlumbergera lutea subsp. lutea

Phylloclades flattened, 2.5 cm long and 1 cm wide, crenate in form. Flowers broadly funnel form, brilliant yellow, possibly self-fertile (data not yet sufficient).
Fruits spherical, greenish, angled.
Flowering period in northern hemisphere: March to May.

First description:
Campos-Porto, P. & Werdermann, E. (1935): Jahrbuch der Deutschen Kakteen-Gesellschaft 1: 47 (as Rhipsalis epiphylloides).

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Origin of the name:
epiphylloides refers to the Epiphyllum-like habitus.
lutea (lat.) = yellow, refers to the yellow flowers.

Brazil (Rio do Janeiro), in altitudes between 800 and 1500 m elevation.

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  • Rhipsalis epiphylloides Campos-Porto & Werdermann (1935)
  • Pseudozygocactus epiphylloides (Campos-Porto & Werdermann) Backeberg (1941)
  • Hariota epiphylloides (Campos-Porto & Werdermann) Porto & Castellanos (1941)
  • Hatiora epiphylloides (Campos-Porto & Werdermann) P. V. Heath (1983)
  • Pseudozygocactus epiphylloides (Campos-Porto & Werdermann) Doweld (2002)


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