5405.000 Epiphyllum Haw.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Epiphytes with flat blade-like stems which are often scalloped, lobed, or pinnately divided; areoles on margins spineless or bristly. Flowers large, nocturnal; pedicels and flower tube scaly; tube narrow, flaring abruptly into a broad limb. Fruit ovoid with small scales or areoles, sometimes ending in low ridges. Seeds black, kidney-shaped.

Worldwide: 10-17 species native to West Indies and Central America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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oxypetalum (DC.) Haw.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Epiphyllum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Epiphyllum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Epiphyllum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Epiphyllum
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iNaturalist: Epiphyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Epiphyllum
JSTOR Plant Science: Epiphyllum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Epiphyllum
Plants of the World Online: Epiphyllum
Tropicos: Epiphyllum
Wikipedia: Epiphyllum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Epiphyllum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2488, retrieved 16 June 2024

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