R. minutiflora K. Schumann in Martius, Flora Bras. 4 (2): 271. 1890.
Reduced to synonymy under R baccifera ssp baccifera by Barthlott and Taylor Bradleya 13
Treated as a synonym of R. cassutha by Britton and Rose 1923
Info from Backeberg’s Lexicon

  • Body. shrubby, freely branching;
  • Shoots forking, very slender, to 20 cm long., scarcely 1 mm thick, light green;
  • Areoles. minute, shortly felty, sometimes with only 1 bristle rising from the tiny deciduous scale;
  • Flowers. scattered along the terminal shoots, only c. 2 mm long, rotate, white;
  • Ovary. ellipsoid, scaly;
  • Fruit. ?

Habitat -Surinam (former Dutch Guiana).

2. RHIPSALIS MINUTIFLORA K. SCH. Martius, Flora Bras. 4 (2): 271. 1890
caulibus et ramis gracillimis tenuibus teretibus sicc. longitudinaliter striatis, dichotome ramosis glabris; foliorum squamis minutissimis triangulari-ovatis emersis caducissimis, axillis squamularum ?bellatis et aculeo solitario minutissimo subulato curvato ?itis; floribus solitariis in ramulis dissitis aculeo per¬sistente suffultis; ovario oblongo longitudine duplo diametrum superante emerso glabro squamula solitaria laterali onusto, ?loculari; perigonii phyllis exterioribus minutissimis late triangularibus obtusis firmioribus, mediis ovalibus, intimis , ?longis obtusis membranaceis ; staminibus paucis perigonii phyllis maximis quadrante brevioribus, filamentis tenerrimis antheris didymis minutissimis; stilo absque stigmatibus stamina subaequante, in stigmata 4 conniventia brevia papillosa ?viso.

Rhipsalis funalis Miq. ß. gracilior in Pl. Kappler. n.1720; , Salm-Dyck
RAMI teretes 10—20 cm. longi, 1 mm. vel vix 1,5 mm. diametro, ? laete virides vel pallidi. SQUAMAR 0,5 mm. longae rubescentes; ACULEI ? summum 2 mm. longi, squamis simillimi sed e villo parco axillari ?pentes. OVARIUM 2,5—3 mm. longum, 1—1,5 mm. diametro, basi ?datum apice snbcontractum, squamula vix 0,5 mm. longa ornatum. Phylla perigonii 0,3—0,5—1—1,5—2 mm. longa, intima vix 1 mm. STAMINUM filamenta 2 mm. longa, antherae vix 0,3 mm. diametro. STILUM ?mm longus, stigmata vix 0,5 mm. longa, in flore examinato in massam ?em unicam conglutinata.

Habitat in Surinama : Hostmann n. 393, Wullschlagel; in districtu ? Surinamensi : Kappler n. 1720.

Obs. Rhipsalidem cassytam Gartn. in memoriam revocans species ? ramis tenuioribus floribus duplo et ultra brevioribus et praesertim ? ovarii facile diagnoscenda.

Translation to English
RHIPSALIS MINUTIFLORA K. SCH. Martius, Flora Bras. 4 (2): 271. 1890

  • Plant stem and branches thin, graceful, tubular, with longitudinal striations when dry, branches dichotomous, glabrous,
  • Scales leaflike, very small, triangular-ovate, sunken, very soon dropping off, axils of the scales ‘something’ and a single spine, very small, subulate curved ‘something’.
  • Flowers single, well spaced on the branches, supported by a persistent spine.
  • Ovary oblong, twice as long as wide, borne laterally and above the sunken glabrous solitary scale, ?multilocular.
  • Tepals external ones very small, wide triangular, blunt, very thick, middle ones oval, innermost ?oblong, obtuse, membranaceous.
  • Stamens few, shorter than the largest tepals by one quarter, filaments slender with very small anthers divided into two lobes, style without stigmas almost equaling the stamens, divided into 4 short, papillose, converging stigmas.

Rhipsalis funalis Miq. ß. gracilior in Pl. Kappler. n.1720; , Salm-Dyck

Branches tubular, 10-20cm long, 1mm or barely 1.5mm diam. ‘something’, bright green or paler.

  • Scales 0.5mm long, reddish.
  • Spines ‘something’, at the most 2mm long, similar to the scales but with a liitle wool in the axils ‘something’.
  • Ovary 2.5-3mm long, 1-1.5mm diam., base ‘something’ tapering to the tip, with a scale barely 0.5mm long.
  • Tepals 0.3 – 0.5 – 1.5 – 2mm long, inner ones barely 1mm
  • Stamens filament 2mm long, anthers barely 0.3mm diam.
  • Style 2mm long, stigmas barely 0.5mm long, in floral examination glued into a ‘something’ mass

Habitat in Surinam : Hostmann n. 393, Wullschlagel; in district ‘something’ Surinam: Kappler n. 1720.

Observation; Rhipsalis cassutha Gaertn. is recalled to mind with this species, ‘something’ branches slender, flowers twice as and more shorter, and especially the ‘something’ ovary is easily seen