Epiphyllum phyllanthus, orchid cactus, cladode, stolon, Epiphyllum phyllanthus subspecies phyllanthus (L.) Haw., Epiphyllum oxypetalum Night Blooming. Cultivation Details. A plant of the tropics, it requires a mean minimum temperature no lower than 12°c and is not frost tolerant. Prefers a position in light shade. Morfo–anatomía de la flor de Epiphyllum phyllanthus (Cactaceae). Odair José Garcia de Almeida1 *, Adelita Aparecida Sartori–Paoli1 and Luiz Antonio de.

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This tissue penetrates the ovarian cavity covering its roof Fig. The axial character of the inferior ovary in cacti can be identified by formation of appendages, such as leaves or scaly phyllantjus, and the vascularization of the flower. Send a photo of this plant.

I have seen, in person, many different species of Epiphyllum, Hylocereus and Rhipsalis growing wild in Costa Rica and Honduras in areas that would be considered lowland humid rainforest, as well as in mountainous regions that could be considered cloud forest.

They are vining epiphytes that are what was originally meant by “Queen of the Night Cactus.

Epiphyllum phyllanthus (L.) Haw. – Cactaceae: Neotropical plant images from Kew

Bryophytes generally live on land but are mostly found in moist environments, for they have free-swimming sperm that require water for transport. For a more detailed look at Epiphyllum species visit the website of Joseph W. The transmitting tissue is formed of epidermal and subepidermal tissue with cells containing dense cytoplasm.

Leafstem with immature epiphyllm at tip Photograph by: Cactaceae is controlled by phytochrome and by nonphytochrome related process. Proper vouchers display all the necessary attributes for complete identification of the plant, and are to be accompanied by accurate locality, habitat, epiphylluk time, and collector data.


Many species bloom during the day while others exclusively at night. Plant species returned will be found within at least one of the selected counties. Department of Environmental Protection.

Epiphyllum phyllanthus

Second, a tropical rainforest is rainy and wet, receiving at least inches of rain each year. Analysis of the effect of light and temperature on the fluence response curves for germination of Rumex obtusifolius. According to Dutch naturalist Joep Moonen pronounced yupe who lives and works in French Guiana the species is common in the region. Flowers range in size from few cm wide miniatures to 25 cm or larger giants. Illustrations of flowers and flower buds were made through drawing and photomicrographs taken with a digital camera.

As a result of all the growth over the past 10 years I’ve given away countless cuttings. Well, perhaps it is contradictory solely depending only on your understanding and definition of a “rain forest”. Three subfamilies have been traditionally recognized: There pyhllanthus no sepals on cactus eplphyllum.

Usually, the last letter or two of a given genus, a space, and the first few correct letters of the specific epithet will provide a sufficiently short list containing phyllantnus desired taxon. The germination experiments were carried out within a minimum period of thirty days from sowing.

The style, in the basal region, is united with the hypanthium and the epidermis differs from the uppermost region in the presence peiphyllum papillose cells Fig. NatureServe does not typically rank hybrid species. Defined as species of plants native to the state that are in rapid decline in the number of plants within the state, but which have not so decreased in such number as to cause epophyllum to be endangered.

A synonym is a name granted by a botanist that later proves to have been a species previously identified. Several species in plant communities present seed germination responses, at least partially mediated by phytochrome Botto et al.


Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. Indeed, the environmental conditions of the area of species occurrence are essential to determine the seeds characteristics and its germination responses.

Discussion The characteristics of the flower of E. It occurs in wet forests.

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It grows well in full sun or light afternoon shade. Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands. Sometimes these flattened stems are called cladodes, but this term is usually reserved for Opuntia prickly pear stem segments – the roundish, flat pads, or the stem segments in the chollas Cylindropuntia in North America. However, the plant also reproduces itself by extending a long stolon or runner. Martin also provided this comment, “I have seen epiphyllums growing in Veracruz and Oaxaca states in tropical deciduous forest.

The flowers are generally lateral, solitary, formed in the areoles of stem branches, and frequently large and showy. Epiphyllum phyllanthus subspecies phyllanthus L.

Her account can be found at http: But still, I see these self proclaimed “experts” hand out “beyond a doubt” scientific names on plant forums by seeing only a single photo. Above the ovary, cactus flowers show gradual change from the enveloping scale-like outer parts to what most people would call petals.

At complete darkness the final percentage germination was lower than under green safe light daily counting.