SCHLUMBERGERA x BUCKLEYI
Clone 5 Photo 5
This clone is still different from the previous ones
It is the most mysterious and here is why.
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Photo taken on 18/01/2020
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A friend of mine, with whom I lost contact, had in his collection
a rather old Schlumbergera whose habit had become arborescent.
Some branches had zygomorphic flowers with pink stamens,
so were those of an S. x buckleyi.
Other branches had smaller stem segments and
flowers that seemed actinomorphic at first sight.
The plant showed no trace of grafting and I therefore thought I was in the presence of a "chimera plant"
whose some branches only had the genetic heritage of S. russelliana.
Intrigued, I took cuttings from the "S. russelliana branches",
cultivated them in my collection and identified them under the name S. russelliana.
They continued to bloom as I had taken it and it was in 2019-2020,
when I photographed all my Schlumbergera in bloom,
that I decided to follow this plant very closely
to finally decide whether it was really S. russelliana.
On the photo you see here, there are doubts about
the zygomorphic or actinomorphic character of the flower.
Let's see a photo of another flower of the same plant.