Definition of Genus Rhipsalis
1. Noun. Large genus of epiphytic or lithophytic unarmed cacti with usually segmented stems and pendulous branches; flowers are small followed by berrylike fruits.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Mistletoe Cactus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rhipsalis
Literary usage of Genus Rhipsalis
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1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"The other possible " missing link " is the genus Rhipsalis, a curious group, mostly epiphytic, and growing in long, pendent masses from the branches of ..."
2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1916)
"Dr. Lofgren has spent many years on the genus Rhipsalis, of the Cactus family, and is undoubtedly the best informed student of the group now living. ..."
3. The Genus Phoradendron: A Monographic Revision by William Trelease (1916)
"2), which when seen from a distance sometimes suggest the cactus genus Rhipsalis in their long pendent tufts: and the Mexican P. ..."
4. Exotic Flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare Or Otherwise by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1823)
"... of whom has laboured so much among the genera and species of succulent plants, I should scarcely have ventured to keep the genus Rhipsalis distinct. ..."
5. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"... have been introduced into the eastern hemisphere : however, a species of the genus Rhipsalis (R. Cassytha) is indigenous to South Africa and Ceylon. ..."
6. Chambers's Information for the People by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1875)
"... branched, and climbing stem, throwing out roots at every point. The genus Rhipsalis has slender jointed stems, which look like samphire ; and the ..."