- stems and branches very slender and weak, the main branches often
much elongated, the branchlets short, spreading or drooping;
along sides of branches, cream-colored. rotate, 5 to 6 mm. broad;
only 5, short and obtuse;
white or pinkish, 4 to 5 mm. in diameter;
locality. Not cited.
This form, which comes closest to that represented
by Vellozo's type, has the most slender stem-segments and greenish-white
flowers. It is an epiphyte characteristic of shady, perhumid forest
habitats and, like other forms of R. teres, can be distinguished
from similar forms of R. bacciferra by its perianth, which turns
deep yellowish immediately post-anthesis.