Rhipsalis elliptica var helicoidea Loefgren 1918
as R elliptica by B&T in Bradleya 13
Habitat Brazil ( Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande).
R. elliptica var. hellicoidea Lofgren is another suspicious species. It was described in 1918 by Loefgren, but Rose later failed to recognize it as a variety of R. elliptica Lindberg. Backeberg, however, recognized this species, but did not cite a reference. Perhaps his belief rested on Lofgren's 1918 illustrations and descriptions but its existence still seems questionable. Innes (personal communication, 1977) noted that it is very similar to R. chloroptera, a name rejected by Barthlott (personal communication,1977b).