Identification Keys

Key 1: Plants without developed leaves, which are very reduced in size or have become spines

1 Plant is ground-growing (sometimes slightly prostrated or leaning), without spreading tendrils Leptocereus ekmanii
Epiphytic, semiepiphytic or climbing plants, with spreading tendrils 2

2 (1) Stems slim (less than 1 cm diameter), cylindrical, smooth; flowers and fruits small (less than 1 cm) Rhipsalis baccifera
Stems over 1 cm diameter, angular or ribbed, flowers and fruits large (more than 4 cm) Selenicereus grandiflorus

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