Rhipsalis elliptica var helicoidea Loefgren 1918

Treated as R. elliptica by B&T in Bradleya 13
Desc from Backeberg 1977

  • Body. shrubby, branching, hanging, over 1.5 m long;
  • Shoots smaller than type, more terete, always contorted around the axis, green at first, later coppery-red.
  • Areoles sparsely felty, sometimes with 1 bristle
  • Flowers .lateral, 8-9 mm long., white ;
  • Ovary. more or less angular, without scales ;
  • Fruit. pink, spherical.

    Habitat Brazil ( Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande).