This is the most difficult one to find in cultivation. R. pacheco-leonis ssp. catenulata is often mislabeled as R. pacheco-leonis ssp. pacheco-leonis. It does not help that there are varying clones of ssp. catenulata where the chaining can be somewhat more and less prominent as well as thicker and thinner branches, leading growers to believe …
Cristata means crested.
I did not believe this species was R. puniceodiscus based on it’s growth pattern, however the bloom is that of R. puniceodiscus. I won’t be able to conform 100% until I see berries as something is still off with how this species is growing.
Purchased as Restinga SC DJC2014, suspect this is Rhipsalis pachyptera.