Rhipsalis burchellii

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Rhipsalis burchellii
Rhipsalis burchellii


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Rhipsalideae
Genus: Rhipsalis
Subgenus: R. subg. Erythrorhipsalis
Species: Rhipsalis burchellii


  • Rhipsalis burchellii Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 4: 225, pl. 27. 1923.
    • Lectotype (designated by Barthlott, W. & Taylor, N. P. 1995: 691): Brazil, São Paulo, Mun. São Paulo, Jabaquara, 15 Aug. 1915, Rose & Russell 20857 (US 00037560, lecto.; NY, K, Iectoparas.)


  • Erythrorhipsalis burchellii (Britton & Rose) Volgin
  • Rhipsalis cribrata (Lem.) Rümpler


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil South, Brazil Southeast

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



The oldest name for this species might be Rhipsalis cribrata (Lem.) Pfersd. ex N.E.Br., but this name cannot be properly typified and in the absence of fruit data. R. cribrata could also apply to the very similar R. campos-portoana Loefgr.



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العربية: أملودية بورشالية
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