**** THE GALLERY ****

**** OF THE SCHLUMBERGERA OF MY COLLECTION ****

**** ( or ZYGOCACTUS OR CHRISTMAS CACTI ) ****

 

"I dedicate this page to Gisèle, who taught me that Father Christmas really exists."

 

(updated : October 2010 ; photos taken from 2002 to 2010)

New 2006 to 2010 photographs are at the end of the page.

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Zygocactus X sp red.............Zygocactus X sp yellow...............Zygocactus X " Lyza "..........Schlumbergera orssichiana

 

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Zygocactus orssichiana.....Zygocactus X "Bristol Queen"....Zygocactus X "Bristol Rose".....Zygocactus X "Hatherton Charm"

 

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Zygocactus X " Peach Parfait ".....Zygocactus X "Xmas Fantasy"...Zygocactus X "Xmas Fantasy"...Zygocactus X "Madonga"

 

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Zygocactus X "Maria"...............Zygocactus X "Lady Cathryn"..........Zygocactus X "Hunter"....Zygocactus X "Bristol Amber"

 

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Zygocactus X "Yellow Queen"..Zygocactus X "Miss Shimano".....Zygocactus X "Just Peachy"...Zygocactus X "Just Peachy"

 

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Zygocactus X "Snowflake"..........Zygocactus X "Pasadena"...............Zygocactus X "Athena".................Zygocactus "Athena"

 

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Zygocactus X "Santa Cruz".....Zygocactus X "Chiba Princess".....Zygocactus X "Improved Delicatus"....Zygocactus X "Mac"

 

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Zygocactus X "Gold Charm"...Zygocactus X "Liberty Tasma Joy'...Zygocactus X "Aspen".......Zygocactus X "Red Radiance"

 

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Zygocactus X "Nicole".................Zygocactus X "White Xmas"..........Zygocactus X "Sanibel".....Zygocactus X "White Super"

 

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Zygocactus X "Xmas Flame".....Zygocactus X "Xmas Flame"...........Zygocactus X "Cynthia"..........Zygocactus X "Thor Line"

 

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Zygocactus X "Ann"..................Zygocactus X "Gina"................Zygocactus X "Frida".........Zygocactus X "Xmas Joy"

 

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Zygocactus X "Lilofee".........Zygocactus X "Bristol Princess"........Zygocactus X "Cambridge".......Zygocactus X "St Charles"

 

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Zygocactus X " Buckleyi "......Zygocactus X " Vista Beauty ".....Zygocactus X "Tinsel"........Zygocactus X " Bridgeport "

 

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Zygocactus X " Singapore "......Zygocactus X " Sonja "......Zygocactus X " Apricot ".....Zygocactus X "Gina" (short tube)

 

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Zygocactus X "Exotic Dancer" . Zygocactus "Jolly Dancer" . Zygocactus "Liberty Susie" . Zygocactus "Limelight Dancer"

 

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Zygocactus X "Malibu" ..... Zygocactus X "Malissa" .... Zygocactus X "Polka Dancer" . Zygocactus X "Russian Dancer"

 

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Zygocactus X "Beach Dancer" . Schlumbergera (Zygocactus) X "Madame Butterfly" variegated . Schlumbergera truncata

 

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Zygocactus. X "Exotica" .Schlumbergera russelliana .. Schlumb. russelliana Hunt 6481... Zygocactus X "Madame Butterfly"

 

New 2006 photos.

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Schlumbergera russelliana (one more clone) ............ S. russelliana vs.S. X buckleyi ............... S. X buckleyi

 

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................................................................ Schlumbergera 'Enigma' .............................................................

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.............................................................. Schlumbergera 'Enigma' .............................................................

 

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Zygocactus X "Fairy Queen" . Zygocactus X "Floral Bouquet" . Zygocactus X "Joyce Carr" . Zygocactus X "Kerian"

 

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Zygocactus X "Madonna" .... Zygocactus X "Malindi" .... Zygocactus X "Paula" .... Zygocactus X "Sunset Dancer"

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Zygocactus X "Salsa Dancer" .................. Zygocactus X "Aspen" ........................ Zygocactus X "Red Devil"

 

New 2007 photos.

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Z. x "Alexis" ................. Z. x "Angele Le Clerc" ................. Z. x "December Wedding" ................... Z. x "Dutch April"

 

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Z. x "Dutch Sun" ........................... Z. x "Gina II" .......................... Z. x "Ice Dancer" .......................... Z. x "Jewellita"

 

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Z. x "Kathie Gonaert" ............................ Z. x "Lisa" ........................... Z. x "Parma" .............................. Z. x "Pastel"

 

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Z. x "Pastel" .................................................. Z. x "Proud Mary" ................................ Zygocactus unknown hybrid

 

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.................Z. x "Thor Bella" .................................... Z. x "Thor Botha" .......................................Z. kautskyi (botanic)

 

New 2008 photos.

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Zygocactus x exotica ......................................................................... Zygocactus x "Fortune Queen"

N.B. : The Schlumbergera (Zygocactus) which are hybrids of the“exotica” group (first photo) have ribbed cylindrical stem segments. They are hybrids of Schlumbergera opuntioides (therefore their particular vegetative aspect) with Schlumbergera truncata or Schlumbergera X buckleyi.

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............................................................. Zygocactus x "Star Dust" ....................................................................

N.B. : This Zygocactus, whose stem-segments have an unusual shape, blooms in spring, due to the fact that it isn’t really a Zygocactus, but a Japanese hybrid, between a Zygocactus (Christmas cactus) and a Rhipsalidopsis (or Hatiora or Easter Cactus). The ovary looks like a Rhipsalidopsis ovary, and the bloom tepals are tubular, as one can observe it in some Dahlia.

 

New 2009 photos.

 

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Zygocactus x "Barbara Mott" .......... Zygocactus x "Big Fire" ........ Zygocactus x buckleyi (cultivar with pink stamens)

 

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Zygocactus x "Coral Cascade" ................................................................. Zygocactus x "Dr. Martin Luther King"

 

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Zygocactus x "Elfenzauber" .................. Zygocactus x exotica, unknown cv. ................ Zygocactus x exotica cv. "Iku"

 

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Zygocactus x "Liberty Pink Frost" ............................................................................... Zygocactus x "Primavera"

 

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Zygocactus x "Samba Brasil" ............................................................... Zygocactus x "Thor Alex" ........................

 

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Zygocactus x "Thor Britta" ....................................................................... Zygocactus x "Thor Carmen" .........

 

N.B.1 : The Schlumbergera (Zygocactus) which are hybrids of the “exotica” group have ribbed cylindrical stem segments. They are hybrids of Schlumbergera opuntioides (therefore their particular vegetative aspect) with Schlumbergera truncata or Schlumbergera X buckleyi.

N.B.2 : The Schlumbergera (Zygocactus) which are hybrids of the "buckleyi" group ( the Christmas cacti of our grandmothers) are hybrids between Schlumbergera truncata (white stamens) and Schlumbergera russelliana (pink stamens). According to their proximity with one or another of their two parents, some cultivars have pink stamens and others have white stamens ; the colour and the size of the blooms may be also slightly different according to the different cultivars.

New 2010 photos.

 

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Zygocactus x "Bristol Joy" ............................................................................... Zygocactus x "Enigma" .........

 

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.................................... Zygocactus x exotica cv. "Agnella" .....................................

 

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............................................. Zygocactus x "Sol Brasil" .............................................

 

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Zygocactus x "Star Burst" ......................................... Zygocactus x "Thor Tina"

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Zygocactus truncata, (botanic species, original material collected near Teresopolis by Beatrix Von Orssich.)

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N.B.1 : Zygocactus x "Enigma" has a misterious origin. Every year, the blooms are different, it's always a surprise.

N.B.2 : Zygocactus x "Star Burst", previously photographied on my website under the wrong name : "Stardust", is probably an hybrid between a Zygocactus (or Schlumbergera) and a Rhipsalidopsis (or Hatiora)

 

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