Rhipsalis

noun Rhip·sa·lis \ripˈsālə̇s\

Definition of Rhipsalis

  1. :  a genus consisting of chiefly tropical American unarmed cacti that have fleshy mostly cylindrical stems of very diverse habit and small flowers with 6 to 10 petals followed by a berrylike fruit and are often epiphytes with pendent branches — see mistletoe cactus

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Origin and Etymology of rhipsalis

New Latin, from Greek rhip-, rhips wickerwork + Latin -alis -al — more at rhipid-


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