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Queen of the Night Cactus Flower

Epiphyllum Oxpetalum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum
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Queen of the Night Cactus Flower • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
This is one of the most cultivated species of cactus in the genus, with magnificent perfumed flowers that only open after dark and with each flower only lasting the one night. The blooms on some plants have been as large a dinner plates. Can be grown from shady to full sun, but likes partial sun.

The species Epiphyllum oxypetalum is one of 19 species of Epiphyllum (‘upon the leaf‘ ’ in Greek), of epiphytic plants in the cactus family (Cactaceae).

Common name Where Found
Dutchman's Pipe
Queen of the Night
Night Blooming Cereus
Moon Cacti
Its habitat was from Mexico to Venezuela and Brazil, although its true origin has never been fully identified. It is a popular cultivated species in Australia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Epiphyllum
Species: E. oxypetalum
Binomial name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Epiphyllum Oxpetalum • Images
Queen of the Night Cactus Flower •  (Epiphyllum oxypetalum), Cultivated in home garden in northern part of Sydney, NSW.
Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)
Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)
Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) Queen of the Night Cactus Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)    

Queen of the Night • Source

Dave's Garden
• Includes some images of this wonderful flowering cactus: Epiphyllum oxypetalum.
 
 

Source:
Epiphyllum oxypetalum. (2006, December 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:43, February 25, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Epiphyllum_oxypetalum&oldid=97275032
 
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