false Christmas cactus
Schlumbergera truncata (Haw.) MoranCactaceae

common name synonyms: claw cactus, crab cactus, linkleaf, Thanksgiving cactus, yoke cactus

scientific name synonyms: Epiphyllum truncatum, Zygocactus truncatus

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Caryophyllales

growth form: shrub, subshrub, cactus

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: Brazil (South America)

notes: popular as houseplants; introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA); Gene sources: for ornamental cultivars

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth