suareziana Weber, Rev. Hort. 64; 425. 1892
as a synonym of Rhipsalis prismatica in B&R 1923
Sent in 1889 from Diego-Suarez (Northerly point of Madagascar) by M. Rigal (No.360).
Species distinct, intermediate between the groups of cylindrical Rhipsalis and the jointed Rhipsalis, remarkable by the small upper branches 5 or 6 sided and bristly.
Stem thin, very branched, pendent or erect, of a clear green, 2.5mm diam.
Branches in two forms, one thin and long, the other short and very numerous, not verticillate; the young branches are short (1-3 cm), fusiform or prismatic, to 4 or 5 angles with areoles with a small reddish scale and some small white bristles.
Flowers in Sept. and Oct., small, lateral, disposed the length of the branches.
I have not seen it in bud and cannot describe it.