Plant ID forum: Dancing Bones Cactus (Hatiora salicornioides)

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 23, 2012 4:43 PM CST
This is the last of the hanging plants I found at my aunt's garden. At first glance I thought it was an orchid with no blooms since she does have lots of different exotic orchids..but then again, she also has some wonderful hanging, trailing succulents. Would anyone know what this is?



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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 23, 2012 5:30 PM CST
Some kind of Rhipsalis.
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tarev
Jan 23, 2012 5:39 PM CST
Thanks Hetty!
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plantladylin
Jan 23, 2012 5:59 PM CST
It looks like Hatiora salicornioides, commonly called "Dancing Bones":

Dancing Bones Cactus (Hatiora salicornioides)


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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 23, 2012 6:27 PM CST
Thanks Lin! So it seems it goes with two names either as Rhipsalis salicornioides or as Hatiora salicornioides. Maybe I will just add it in the Hatiora salicornioides, seems just right. I should remember to ask my aunt if it bears the yellow flowers.
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JRsbugs
Jan 23, 2012 6:48 PM CST
Rhipsalis salicornioides is a synonym of Hatiora salicornioides

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