Hatiora salicornioides (Haw.) Britt. & Rose

Frost tender, epiphytic, bushy, erect or pendant cactus producing stems with club-shaped, bronzy-green segments, to 5cm long, arranged in whorls of up to 5, and funnel-shaped, golden yellow or orange flowers, to 1cm long, in spring.  To 40cm by 40cm.  [RHSE, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘This curious little plant […] is of low growth, often not exceeding six or eight inches.  The flowers appeared with us in January, remaining for a considerable time closed, nor opening till the sun shone on them, and even then nor very wide.’  [LBC no.369, 1819]. 

Introduced to Britain in 1817.  [PD].   BM t.2461/1824.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.821/1850].


Published Mar 02, 2010 - 09:17 PM | Last updated Jul 15, 2010 - 05:22 PM

Figured is a cactus with pendant, club-shaped segments and terminal yellow flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.2461, 1824.

Hatiora salicornoides (Haw.) Britt. & Rose | BM t.2461/1824 | BHL

More details about Hatiora salicornioides (Haw.) Britt. & Rose
Family Cactaceae
Region of origin


  • Rhipsalis salicornioides Haw.
  • Cactus salicornioides Link & Otto
  • Cactus lyratus Vellozo
  • Hariota salicornioides DC.
Common Name

Drunkard?s dream, Bottle cactus

Name in the Camden Park Record

Rhipsalis salicornoides 

Confidence level high