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Cereus bacciferus (J.S.Muell.) Hemsl.
Biol. Cent. Amer. Bot. 1: 548 1880.
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S.Muell.) Stearn
Cact. Journ. Brit. vii. 107 (1939)

Cereus bacciferus (Rhipsalis baccifera) Photo by: Giuseppe Distefano

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S.Muell.) Stearn
Cact. Journ. Brit. vii. 107 (1939)
Synonymy: 54 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera subs. cleistogama M.Kessler, Ibisch & Barthlott
Bradleya 18: 22 2000

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera subs. erythrocarpa (K.Schum.) Barthlott
Bradleya 5: 100 1987
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera subs. fasciculata (Willd.) Süpplie
in Tijdschr. Liefhebb. Cact. Vetpl. Kamerpl., 9(9): 136–137 (1996)
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera subs. fortdauphinensis Süpplie
Brit. Cact. Succ. J. 14(2): 90 (1996), contrary to Art. 37.3 ICBN (1994).

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera subs. hileiabaiana N.P.Taylor & Barthlott
Bradleya 13: 63 1995
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera subs. horrida (Baker) Barthlott
Bradleya 5: 100 (1987)
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera subs. mauritiana (DC.) Barthlott
Bradleya 5: 100 1987
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Rhipsalis baccifera subs. shaferi (Britton & Rose) Barthlott & N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 13: 64 1995
Synonymy: 2
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Pencil-cactus, Mistletoe-cactus, Mistletoe, Currant Cactus, Old Man's Beard, Spaghetti Cactus
FRENCH (Français): Cactus-gui
ITALIAN (Italiano): Cactus vischio
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Uoginis ripsalis
PUNJABI Shahmukhi script ( پنجابی ): رہپسالس بیکیفرا
SWEDISH (Svenska): Korallkaktus
YORUBA (èdè Yorùbá): Igilligilli

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Rhipsalis baccifera group

  • Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S.Muell.) Stearn: (subsp. baccifera) is mostly an epiphyte but at times a lithophyte, both diploid and tetraploid. Distribution: Caribbean, eastern Mexico, Florida, Central America, and northern South America.
  • Rhipsalis baccifera subs. erythrocarpa (K.Schum.) Barthlott: is a tetraploid form. Distribution: it is found only in the mountains of east Africa.
  • Rhipsalis baccifera subs. hileiabaiana N.P.Taylor & Barthlott: is very densely branched. Distribution: Bahia, Brazil.
  • Rhipsalis baccifera subs. horrida (Baker) Barthlott: horrida is a neotenic form both epiphytic and lithophytic and has an aberrant branching pattern; it has
    tetraploid and octoploid populations. Distribution: Madagascar.
  • Rhipsalis baccifera subs. mauritiana (DC.) Barthlott: is a tetraploid form. Distribution: Old World, from tropical Africa east to Sri Lanka.
  • Rhipsalis baccifera subs. shaferi (Britton & Rose) Barthlott & N.P.Taylor: has shorter,stiffer stem segments than subspecies baccifera . Distribution: Paraguay, southern Bolivia, and northern Argentina.



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