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Rhipsalis baccifera  (Sol. ex J.M. Mill.) Stearn
Taxonomic Serial No.: 19757

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Rhipsalis cassutha Gaertn.
    Cassytha baccifera Sol. ex J.M. Mill.
    Rhipsalis heptagona Rauh & Backeb.
    Rhipsalis cassythoydes Loefgr.
    Rhipsalis cassythoides Loefgr.
    Rhipsalis cassytha Gaertn.
    Rhipsalis cassuthopsis Backeb.
    Rhipsalis undulata Pfeiff.
    Rhipsalis hylaea F. Ritter
    Rhipsalis minutiflora K. Schum.
    Rhipsalis bartlettii Clover
  Common Name(s): Nopalillo-mal ojo [Spanish]
    mistletoe cactus [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyCactaceae Juss. – cactus, cacti  
                               GenusRhipsalis Gaertn.  
                                  SpeciesRhipsalis baccifera (Sol. ex J.M. Mill.) Stearn – Nopalillo-mal ojo, mistletoe cactus  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. baccifera (Sol. ex J.M. Mill.) Stearn  
                                     Subspecies Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. cleistogama M. Kessler, Ibisch & Barthlott  
                                     Subspecies Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. erythrocarpa (K. Schum.) Barthlott  
                                     Subspecies Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. hileiabaiana N.P. Taylor & Barthlott  
                                     Subspecies Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. horrida (Baker) Barthlott  
                                     Subspecies Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana (DC.) Barthlott  
                                     Subspecies Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. shaferi (Britton & Rose) Barthlott & N.P. Taylor  

  Expert: Charles A. Butterworth, Ph.D.  
  Notes: ITIS Cactaceae Steward   
  Reference for: Rhipsalis baccifera    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 1 CITES species index, CD-ROM (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2011. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-030-7. Available online at or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Rhipsalis baccifera   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Nopalillo-mal ojo[Spanish]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Rhipsalis baccifera   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Rhipsalis baccifera   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Rhipsalis baccifera   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 50, no. 188   
  Page(s): 39526-39584   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Rhipsalis baccifera   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  



  Comment: CITES: Appendix II listed under Cactaceae, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
    US ESA: No longer a candidate species because more abundant and widespread than previously believed and not subject to the degree of threats to warrant status according to notice of review, as published in Federal Register Volume 50, Number 188, Pages 395  



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