Rhipsalidopsis rosea

Phylloclades flattened, 4 cm long and 2 cm wide, apical and marginal with fine, brown bristles. Flowers broadly funnel form, radially symmetrical, up to 4 cm long, pinkish, self-fertile.
Fruits flattened spherical, yellowish, ribbed.
Flowering period in northern hemisphere: March to May.

First description:
Lagerheim, N.G. (1912): Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 6: 71.

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Origin of the name:
rosea (lat.) = rose-like, for the flower color.

Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná) in altitudes above 800 m elevation.

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  • Rhipsalis rosea Lagerheim (1912)
  • Hatiora rosea (Lagerheim) Barthlott (1987)
  • Rhipsalidopsis rosea riograndensis Prestlé (1991)
  • Schlumbergera rosea (Lagerheim) Calvente & Zappi (2011)


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