Rhipsalis pentaptera

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Rhipsalis pentaptera
Rhipsalis pentaptera


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. Rhipsalis
Species: Rhipsalis pentaptera


  • Rhipsalis pentaptera Pfeiff. ex A.Dietr. in Otto & A.Dietr., Allg. Gartenzeitung 4: 105. 1836.
    • Neotype (designated by Barthlott, W. & Taylor, N. P. 1995: 591): Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Mun. Rio de Janeiro, Praia da Gávea, Oct. 1916, A. Frazão s.n. (RB 7061; K, photo., MO, isoneo.)
    • Holotype: Brazil, Sellow (?), a living plant introduced to Berlin and other gardens before 1834, apparently not preserved


  • Homotypic
    • Hariota pentaptera (Pfeiff. ex A.Dietr.) Lem., Cact. Gen. Sp. Nov. 75. 1839.
    • Hariota pentaptera Lem. ex C.F.Först., Handb. Cacteenk. 453. 1846, nom. inval.
    • Hariota pentaptera (Pfeiff. ex A.Dietr.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 263. 1891, comb. superfl.
    • Rhipsalis pentagona C.F.Först.
    • Hylorhipsalis pentaptera (Pfeiff. ex A.Dietr.) Doweld in Sukkulenty 4(1-2): 39. 2002 ["2001"] syn. sec. Korotkova 2021


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

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



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