Plant ID forum: Rhipsalis Species?

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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 24, 2016 5:18 PM CST
Any clue as to what species of rhipsalis this is? Thanks!


Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jul 24, 2016 7:15 PM CST
I could be wrong, but I think it looks more like a Euphorbia.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jul 24, 2016 7:23 PM CST
Ok....maybe I AM wrong... Compare to R. ewaldiana Rhipsalis ewaldiana

maybe?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 24, 2016 7:38 PM CST
I have a few Rhipsalis that I've had for a long time but I can never remember which is which ... a few look so much alike to me. If not R. ewaldiana, perhaps
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 24, 2016 9:40 PM CST
Thank you so much Tara, it did look like an ewaldiana at first, but after searching and looking at a ton of pictures, I think I have to go with Lin and say it is a Rhipsalis teres f. prismatica! Thank you both so much!
Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Jul 25, 2016 12:11 AM CST

Hatiora salicornioides. aka Dancing Bones. I love this guy.
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 25, 2016 6:44 AM CST
I definitely know it is some form of rhipsalis because that is what the greenhouse had it labeled as!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 8:38 AM CST
Check out the photos of Dancing Bones Cactus (Hatiora salicornioides) for comparison. I used to have that one and would confuse it with one of my Rhipsalis. I'm not certain but I think "Dancing Bones" had thinner stems than the Rhipsalis.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 25, 2016 11:32 AM CST
They are synonyms for many species, Hatiora/Rhipsalis/Rhipsalidopsis genus. It looks like R. teres f. prismatica to me too.
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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Jul 25, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Ohhhh okay makes sense, thank you!(:
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 25, 2016 4:07 PM CST
Happy to share. That kind of thing is maddening! The synonyms might not all be listed here. If you catch an entry missing a synonym, it can be added. Then when people search for the synonym, they'll find the plant.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Jul 26, 2016 6:32 AM CST
Nope, it's not dancing bones. Like Lin said, that one has thinner stems with bonelike growth. Your plant is a cutie and should fill out nicely.
Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Jul 29, 2016 11:13 PM CST
Lindsey, did you get a positive id? Rhipsalis is hard to ID for certain. The good news is I think you can get culture info on any rhipsalis that looks similar to yours, and your plant will be happy.

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