Site Intro

Guide to Green Menu Bar

Home: The page you are looking at and "What's New."

Search: Try it.

: A multipage alphabetical list of known species names in the left-hand column, and the recognized species to which the name is referred in the right-hand column.

Keys open the door to identification--if you can follow the terminology.

Cultivation: propagation tips, potting mixes, growing conditions, fertilizers....

General Topics: Site intro, climate, glossary, distribution, geography, history, lit review.

Photos: Collections (botanic gardens and private), habitat photos, and a few mystery plants.

Links: References (old articles you might want to read for ideas about identification), plant sources and offsite links

Contact: Someone who knows something about Rhipsalis:

What's New

This site was updated in December 2017. Many pages were edited to realign photos. Soon we will dd a list of recent publicatons about Rhipsalis.

We will be more diligent about correcting errors brought to our attention. Tell Ken ( and be as clear as possible so he can tell what to look for: inactive links, missing photos. He is not enthusiastic about correcting typos and inconsistencies in use of boldface.

Here is an interesting blog with a long discussion of Rhipsalis:

Awhile ago -- a long while ago -- we laboriously added outstanding Rhipsalis research by Alice Calvente and Nadja Korotkova to this website, along with many references from older sources. Now a user can find just about every historical name cross-referenced to its currently accepted species name with all the cited information. Credit Derek with all this work.




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