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Rhipsalis is a genus of epiphytic cacti. They are typically known as Mistletoe cacti and most occur in Brazil. The scientific name derives from the Ancient Greek term for wickerwork, referring to the plants' habitus. Rhipsalis is one is part of the tribe Rhipsalideae within the subfamily Cactoideae of the Cactaceae. It is the largest and most widely distributed genus of epiphytic cacti.

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Rhipsalis neves-armondii

Rhipsalis rhombea is an epiphytic cactus with elongated, much branched stems, hanging in large clusters. The branches are up to 0.2 inch…


Rhipsalis clavata

Rhipsalis clavata is an epiphytic cactus with narrow, cylindrical, pale green, pendent stems up to 0.2 inch (5 mm) in diameter. In nature…


Rhipsalis elliptica

Rhipsalis elliptica is an epiphytic cactus with pad succulent leaves that are linked together. The flowers are small and yellow-white in…


Rhipsalis oblonga

Rhipsalis oblonga is a semierect to pendent, epiphytic or lithophytic shrub, up to 8.2 feet (2.5 m) long, with olive or light green, small…


Rhipsalis pachyptera

Rhipsalis pachyptera is an epiphytic cactus, semierect to somewhat pendent, spineless, freely branching, up to 5 feet (1.5 m) long…

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