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Epiphyllum

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Epiphyllum ("upon the leaf" in Greek) is a genus of 19 species of epiphytic plants in the cactus family (Cactaceae), native to Central America. [1]

27 relations: Adrian Hardy Haworth, Cactus, Central America, Disocactus, Disocactus phyllanthoides, Epiphyllum anguliger, Epiphyllum crenatum, Epiphyllum hybrid, Epiphyllum laui, Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Epiphyllum phyllanthus, Epiphyllum pumilum, Epiphyte, Flower, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, Fruit, Genus, Greek language, Hylocereeae, Hylocereus, Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link, Moonlight cactus, Pereskia, Pitaya, Plant, Pseudorhipsalis, Species.

Adrian Hardy Haworth

Adrian Hardy Haworth (19 April 1767, Hull – 24 August 1833, Chelsea) was an English entomologist, botanist and carcinologist.

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Cactus

A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae,Although the spellings of botanical families have been largely standardized, there is little agreement among botanists as to how these names are to be pronounced.

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Central America

Central America (América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast.

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Disocactus

Disocactus is a genus of epiphytic cacti in the tribe Hylocereeae found in Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America.

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Disocactus phyllanthoides

Disocactus phyllanthoides, the nopalxochitl or German empress, is a species of flowering plant in the cactus family Cactaceae and is commonly grown as an ornamental houseplant.

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Epiphyllum anguliger

Epiphyllum anguliger, commonly known as the fishbone cactus or zig zag cactus, is a cactus species native to Mexico.

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Epiphyllum crenatum

Epiphyllum crenatum, the crenate orchid cactus, is a species of cactus and one of the most important parents in creating the Epiphyllum-hybrids commonly cultivated throughout the world.

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Epiphyllum hybrid

The plants known as epiphyllum hybrids, epiphyllums, epicacti or just epis, widely grown for their flowers, are artificial hybrids of species within the group of cacti placed in the tribe Hylocereeae, particularly species of Disocactus, Pseudorhipsalis and Selenicereus.

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Epiphyllum laui

Epiphyllum laui is a cactus species native to Mexico and grown as an ornamental.

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Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum (Dutchman's pipe cactus or queen of the night) is a species of cactus and one of the most cultivated species in the genus.

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Epiphyllum phyllanthus

Epiphyllum phyllanthus, commonly known as the climbing cactus, is a species of epiphytic cacti.

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Epiphyllum pumilum

Epiphyllum pumilum is a cactus species native to Mexico and Guatemala.

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Epiphyte

An epiphyte is an organism that grows on the surface of a plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, water (in marine environments) or from debris accumulating around it.

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Flower

A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms).

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Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel

Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel (24 October 1811 in Neuenhaus – 23 January 1871 in Utrecht) was a Dutch botanist, whose main focus of study was on the flora of the Dutch East Indies.

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Fruit

In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) formed from the ovary after flowering.

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Genus

A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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Hylocereeae

The Hylocereeae are a tribe of cacti.

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Hylocereus

Hylocereus is a genus of cacti, often referred to as night-blooming cactus (though the term is also used for many other cacti).

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Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link

Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (2 February 1767 – 1 January 1851) was a German naturalist and botanist.

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Moonlight cactus

Selenicereus, or moonlight cacti, is an epiphytic, lithophytic, and terrestrial cactus genus found in Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America.

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Pereskia

Pereskia, as traditionally circumscribed, is a genus of 17 tropical species and varieties of cacti that do not look much like other types of cacti, having substantial leaves and thin stems.

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Pitaya

A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several cactus species indigenous to the Americas.

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Plant

Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.

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Pseudorhipsalis

Pseudorhipsalis is genus of cacti.

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Species

In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Climbing cactus, Epiphylle, Phyllocactus, Phyllocereus.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphyllum

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