Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S.Muell.) Stearn

Identification uncertain and no description at present.

Horticultural & Botanical History

The identity of this plant is uncertain.  ‘Cereus quadrangularis Haworth (Syn. P1. Succ. 181. 1812; C. trigonus quadrangularis Pfeiffer, Enum. Cact. 118. 1837; Cactus quadrangularis Loudon, Encycl. P1. 412. f. 6876. 1829) may belong here [Acanthocereus pentagonus (L.) Britton & Rose], but Pfeiffer referred it with a question to Cereus caripensis De Candolle (Prodr. 3: 467. 1828; Cactus caripensis Humboldt, Bonpland, and Kunth, Nov. Gen. et Sp. 6: 66. 1823), but this species was referred by Schumann to the genus Rhipsalis.’  [Britton & Rose – The Cactaceae vol.II, p.124/1920].

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.302/1850].

History at Camden Park

Cereus quadrangularis Hort. ex Pfeiff. (1837) = Cereus variabilis Pfeiff.  This is also a possible identification.  No description at present.


Published Mar 02, 2010 - 03:32 PM | Last updated Jul 15, 2010 - 05:31 PM

More details about Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S.Muell.) Stearn
Family Cactaceae
Region of origin

Probably South America

  • Cassyta baccifera J.S.Muell. in Mill.
  • Cereus quadrangularis Haw.
  • Cereus caripensis DC.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Cereus quadrangularis 

Confidence level low