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Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S. Muell.) Stearn
Protologue : Cact. J. (Croydon) 7(4): 107 (1939)
Information on the genus : Rhipsalis
Basionym : Cassytha baccifera J.S. Muell.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S. Muell.) Stearn subsp. baccifera
 Cassytha baccifera J.S. Muell.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhipsalis zanzibarica A. Weber (1893)
=Rhipsalis cassytha Gaertn.
=*Rhipsalis guineensis A. Chev. (1920)
Taxon infra-specific
Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S. Muell.) Stearn subsp. baccifera
Rhipsalis baccifera subsp. mauritiana (DC.) Barthlott (1987)
Rhipsalis baccifera subsp. erythrocarpa (K. Schum.) Barthlott (1987)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched hanging succulent, epiphytic shrub 1-3(-9) m long, with thin, soft, cylindric leafless stems 2-8 mm ?arising in pairs or clusters from tips of older branches, occasionally with adventitious roots;…
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Ecology : Rain- and riverine forest, evergreen bushland; epiphyte on trees (at 18-34 m height), or saxicolous in humus on shady rocks; intolerant of heavy shade; 0-2300 m alt.; in dry forest (Kenya, 150-2300 m).
  the complex needs further study; Barthlott & Taylor, Bradleya 13: 63-64, 1995)

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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