Hatiora salicornioides (Haworth) Britton and Rose, Stand. Cycl. Hort. Bailey 3: 1433. (1915).
Desc from B&R 1923
- stems 1 to 2 meters long with a jointed cylindric trunk;
to 10 mm. long, salmon-colored;
The following note was made by Dr. Rose in 1915 while collecting at Rio de Janeiro:
The plant grows on trunks of trees, its roots long and fibrous, 4 dm. long or more and wrapped about the trunk of the tree; at first it is erect, then spreading and finally pendent; it is then a meter longer or more and very much branched; main stem and branches 5 to 10 mm. in diameter, made whorls of 2 to 6.
DISTRIBUTION Brazil (Bahia?, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Parana): epilithic and epiphytic in camporupestre, Atlantic and seasonal forest, near sea level to 1850 m altitude.
from Hunt 2006
De Candolle in Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 3 :
Plant with erect branches, many joints, joints very short, club shaped but joined by the thicker end, tubular, angled, smallest of hairs, flowering at the top, flowers solitary. In tropical America. Petals 7 – 10, acute, yellow, Stamens longer thatn the Style. Fruit unknown.
Treated as H. salicornioides fa. salicornioides by B &T in Bradleya