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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It is not present in Mesoamerica or the Caribbean Cuba.

Morfo-anatomía de la flor de Epiphyllum phyllanthus (Cactaceae)

This indicates that part of the population of seeds presents pre existing Pfr of phytochrome B inducing the germination process. Senescense of unfertilized flowers in Epiphyllum hybrids.

An integrated system of classification of flowering plants. The other colors in hybrids come from other genera. My email address is near the bottom of the homepage of this site.

All of those factors influence the germination alone or associated among them, so each portion or population of seeds shows different responses to the environment variations. A specimen often uses the method to extend itself to another branch and is how canopy plants move around when they want to spread to another portion of the tree. Cactoideae, Hylocereeae includes about 19 species found mainly in Central America and Mexico, but a few species extend into the Caribbean and South America Anderson, After doing so I have updated this page with all the current scientific information I can locate along with personal comments from a variety of qualified rain forest experts.


Relative frequency of germination Equation 1. Based on the scientific material as well as other information I’ve been able to uncover, the specimen in our collection at least strongly appears to be Epiphyllum phyllanthus subspecies phyllanthus.

Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama. This is a felty spot on the stem which has two meristems during development.

Seed dispersal and germination of the epiphyte Tillandsia brachycaulos Bromeliaceae in a tropical dry Forest, Mexico. The epi hybrids involve lots of other genera. Thus, for some species, at specific conditions short period of light at very low fluence such as from dim green safe light used in photomorphogenic studies, is sufficient to trigger the germination process Baskin, J. All the rest are now epiphylulm simply synonyms of those base species, phyllanfhus basionym. Send a photo of this plant.

Comparative embryology of epiiphyllum. Many species bloom during the day while others exclusively at night. Primary stems round in cross sec. I haven’t been to Central America but there’s plenty of tropical deciduous forest there too. Mainly, the light associated to the temperature can promote or inhibit the germination and then influence the phyllantbus germination process Valverde et al.

In the studied species, this region has a similar vascularization, with bundles of variable xylem orientation, relative to the phloem, including totally inverted bundles. The ovary has inverted vascular bundles in a similar pattern as in Pereskia.

Epiphyllum phyllanthus

A similar example in a Common Name search is Virginia snakeroot. There are no sepals on cactus flowers.

The inner epidermis is also uniseriate with sparse trichomes Fig. For example, matching the full name exactly in a Scientific Name search for Piptochaetium avenacioides may be difficult, but strings of either tium aven or avenaci or m avenac or pipto will all result in very small lists of matches. Those flattened stems are known scientifically as a cladode. To compound any internet research on this species, almost all the photos of the bloom found on the internet as Epiphyllum phyllanthus are of an entirely different species, some including Zygocactus.


Illustrations of flowers and flower buds were made through drawing and photomicrographs taken with a digital camera. Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Epiphyllum phyllanthus – Useful Tropical Plants

Cactus phyllanthus, Phyllocactus phyllanthus, Rhipsalis phyllanthus, Cereus phyllanthus, Epiphyllum gaillardae, Phyllocactus gaillardae, Rhipsalis macrocarpa, Hariota macrocarpa Common names: Flowers borne on flattened portions of the stem, salverform, variable in size, 7. Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad Central de Venezuela.

I openly invite botanists, scientists and expert growers to point out potential errors found on this site at any time. Temperatures may vary widely in the ranges of different species, but there is certainly no rule that they come from dry zones. New plants from these seeds may be surprisingly different from either parent Barbara J. Luther who is the Director of the Mulford B. Canadian Journal of Botany Instituto Plantarum, Nova Odessa. Cereus marginatus Salm-Dycknon de Candolle For a more detailed look at Epiphyllum species visit the website of Joseph W.

Epiphyllum phyllanthus is extremely common, if not the most abundant, cactus species that can be found in a wide variety of habitats.