Rhipsalis occidentalis

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Rhipsalis occidentalis

Rhipsalis occidentalis Barthlott & Rauh in Kakteen And. Sukk. 38: 17. 1987 sec. Korotkova & al. 2011
    • Type: Peru, San Martin, Rioja, 800 m, 1973, Rauh & Barthlott 35392 (HEID, holo.; HNT, B, isos.)

Diagnosis

Planta fruticosa epiphytica; pendens usque ad 100 cm longa; caules crenati, plani, usque ad 12 cm longi et 6 cm lati. Areolae parvulae inermes, non cavernosae. Flores solitarii albidi, ca. 10 mm lati et 8 mm longi. Perianthium radians; ca. 7 tepala alba. Stamina ca. 50, albida. Pollinis grana globosa, ca. 50 μm diametro, 6-colpata. Stylus rectus ad 7 mm longus, Stigma 4-lobata. Pericarplum albldum nudumque. Fructus bacca albida nudaque ca. 7,5 mm longa et 6,5 mm lata. Semen nigrescens oblongatum, ad 1,3 mm longum et 0,5 mm latum.

Holotypus: Rauh et Barthlott No. 35392 (Peruvia prope Rioja, 800 m altitudo, 1973) in herbario inst. syst. bot. Heidelbergensi (HEID) conservatur; isotypi in herbarlo inst. bot. Bonnensi (BONN) et inst. Huntington (HNT).
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Distribution (General)

Peru (San Martín), Ecuador (Napo, Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe), SurinameB

Descriptions (aggregated)

Old stem segment duration: deciduous [1]; stem width: 6 cm [1]; stem shape: flattened [1] entire plant habitat: epiphytic [1]; entire plant orientation: pendent [1]; entire plant branching: acrotonic [1]; entire plant pubescence: sparse pubescent [1] flower quantity per areol contemporaneously: 12; flower coloration: whitish [1]; flower architecture: actinomorphic [1]; flower position: subapical [1], lateral [1]; flower size qualitativ: small [1]; flower size quantitativ: 10 mm [1] areole prominence: superficial [1] fruit coloration: whitish [1], gray [1]; fruit shape: globose [1] bud orientation: perpendicular [1]
A single or the first number in square brackets denotes sample size

Bibliography

A. Barthlott, W. & Rauh, W. 1987: – Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten 38
B. Barthlott, W. & Taylor, N. P. 1995: Notes towards a monograph of Rhipsalideae (Cactaceae). – Bradleya 13: 43-79