R. coralloides Rauh
(provisional description not yet fully valid)
Reduced to synonymy under
R. baccifera ss horrida by Barthlott and Taylor Bradleya 13
- Body. bushily branching,
- Branches 1 - 4, forming larger cushions. to 10 cm high; annual growth
very short. 0.5-1.5 cm long, 0.5~0.8 cm diam, (5- ) 6 (-7)-angled, new
growth more or less reddened, eventually greyish-green, constricted at
the end of season's growth more or less chain-like;
- Areoles. with (6 -) 8 (- l0) bristles. these thin, silvery-white, erect
at the apex, dying off on old shoots;
- Flowers. ?
- Fruit. ?
- Habitat - Madagascar (SE.coast, between Fort Dauphin and Manantenina,
on gneiss rock-formations). (Rauh No.1385.)
Notes from Backeberg's Lexicon :- A similar plant (Rhipsalis sp. M 1298)
was also found by Rauh: Flowers only 4 mm broad, Petals revolute more
or less transparent, white.-Madagascar (20 km NW. of Fort Dauphin, on
gneiss). (R. pilosa?, R. saxicola?).