Rhip·​sa·​lis | \ ripˈsālə̇s\

Definition of Rhipsalis

: 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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History and Etymology for Rhipsalis

New Latin, from Greek rhip-, rhips wickerwork + Latin -alis -al

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