Hatiora Britton & Rose (1915)

named to honor of Thomas Harriot (1560–1621)
Ambassador, English mathematician, astronomer and explorer
the name of the genus Hatiora arose by an mistaken letter arrangement of the
originally name of the genus Hariota (De Candolle 1834)

rhipsalis like epiphyte, densely branched, erect or hanging, segments at the base thin, cylindrically to club shaped
flowers bell- to funnel shaped, appear on the areoles at the apex of the segments, yellow to orange red and pink
fruits white; seeds black

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tropical rainforrest, warm and humid climate

Growth period

warm and humid, a partially shaded location is prefered
full sun exposure should be avoid

Winter period

bright, airy and slightly moist
10–15°C (50–59°F), temperatur should not be lower like 10°C (50°F)


nutrient rich with many humus
Hatiora salicornioides (Haworth) Britton & Rose (1915)
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Bahia, Minas Gerais, Espírtio Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná
rainforrest near the Atlantic coast and seasonal deciduous forrest,
from about sealevel to 6070 ft (1850 m) altitude,
epiphytic on trees or hanging on rock clefts


scrubby epiphyte, to15.7 in (40 cm) high, strongly branching, segments to 1.2 in (3 cm) long,
initially cylindrical or barrel-shaped, later with a distinct stem,
in two or in 3- to 5 segment whorls
flowers 1–2, ca. 0.4 in (1 cm)
Ø, bell-shaped, yellow
fruits top-shaped, white translucent, tip reddish
seeds black

Flowering time

(March–April) May–July in cultivation
4–5 years from seed


Rhipsalis salicornioides Haworth (1819)
Cactus salicornioides
(Haworth) Link & Otto (1822)
Hariota salicornioides (Haworth) De Candolle (1834) (incorrect name)
CITES Appendix II
Description of "Kakteen von A bis Z" by Walter Haage with courtesy by Kakteen-Haage made available.