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

Acta Scientiarum Biological Sciences The bracteoles differ in the size of parenchymatous epiphyolum of the mesophyll smaller on the abaxial side. Acta Botanica Brasilica I openly invite botanists, scientists and expert growers to point out potential errors found on this site at any time.

The seeds of dicotyledons. The application of glycol methacrylate in histotechnology; some fundamental phyllanthua. The mesophyll is homogeneous with secretory cavities and several collateral vascular bundles.

Epiphyllums are not covered with spines, epipuyllum have hair bristles or tiny spines in the areolar, some more than others. Martin’s explanation is both interesting and exceptionally clear, “Cactus anatomy is really not that different from other dicots once one realizes the various spines, bristles, hairs and scales are modified leaves. Although this study did not include a floral ontogenetic study, the 2 vascularization systems an ascending and a recurrent system: Most not all of Mexico has this climate regime.


Her account can be found at http: The first name granted and published always remains the true name of the phyllamthus. This is mainly those species which are now excluded from flora for various reasons.

Epiphyllum phyllanthus

Several contributors responded privately to say they had seen these species in both dry, moist and wet forest. The epiphytic, leafless aspect of these plants makes them hard to confuse with other cactus species. America, I can assure all that in many of these areas, especially in Panama and W.

NatureServe does not typically rank hybrid species. Calcium oxalate crystals such as those found in idioblasts and secretory cavities of E.

Leafstem with immature fruit at tip Photograph by: We have hung the plant from one of the major beams in the atrium so it can spread fully. These ranks carry no legal status. Last update on Jankalski considers himself an expert in this field but his opinion appears to both differ and be in opposition to those of scientists that have spent years working in the field of rain forest botany and ecology.

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.

All photos were taken in the Exotic Rainforest. The androecium has many stamens with tetrasporangiate and bithecal anthers. To better understand the anatomy and function of the flower of an Epiphyllum I turned to an expert, Dr. Diversity of calcium oxalate crystals in Cactaceae. And despite one common name, plants in this genus have no relationship to any orchid species.


The high sensitivity to light indicates that E. It should be noted that in the inferior ovary of such species, hypanthium, ovary and perianth tissues are not clearly delimited, since they are adnate. A standard range of wetness would range from Tropical dry forest to Premontane dry forest epiphyllu Tropical moist forest, Premontane wet forest, Tropical wet forest, Tropical rain forest, Premontane rain forest, Lower montane rainforest, Montane rain forest.

Our Epiphyllum phyllanthus does nothing but grow so it appears all that water certainly does no harm. The pericarpel is the stem tissue enclosing the inferior ovary in cacti Buxbaum, ; Barthlott and Hunt, In addition to the plant shown above I have two other species or hybrids that are still immature but I make it a point to have the scientific names of specimens in my collection verified either through a scientific text or by a botanical source, often a botanist.

These plants that came from the dense tropical forests of Central and So. Phyllocactus strictus Phyllocactus strictus Lemaire, Ill. However, I have taken pictures of the fruit.