Plant ID forum: Need a name for this beauty.

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 6, 2013 10:28 AM CST
I grew this from a cutting from my friend in SC. It was years ago and this is the first bloom on the end of a very long (five ft.) stem. It is so beautiful I would love to have a name for it. I have no idea how to tell all those white epis apart.
If anyone can help me I would be eternally grateful.


Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 6, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Looks very much like Epiphyllum strictum to me. Goes also by the name Epiphyllum phyllanthus var hookeri. This one has very pointy petals.
http://www.mattslandscape.com/detail/?plant_name=Epiphyllum%...

edited to add - here is a recent bloom on mine for comparison
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/478125/
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 6, 2013 1:26 PM CST
Absolutely wonderful. Thank you. I noticed it is closed now and the article says it is nocturnal. So I am sure that is what it is. I am so happy to know it has a name. You are wonderful. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 6, 2013 1:53 PM CST
You are very welcome! Smiling
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 6, 2013 3:43 PM CST
Try to catch it when it flowers again...wonderful scent....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 6, 2013 3:46 PM CST
My message to you did not show up on my computer. This is the second time I lost a post. I wonder what is happening? You saw it because you answered it. Mystery????
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 6, 2013 3:47 PM CST
This last one showed up. I went out and smelled it and there is no odor at all.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 6, 2013 3:59 PM CST
Did you smell it in the evening? I've grown it for 30-some years and mine are always scented...e. strictum....clean, fresh scent.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 6, 2013 4:07 PM CST
My e. strictum.....

Thumb of 2013-10-06/wcgypsy/835571

I don't know if there may be others similar to strictum, but having no scent.....

I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 6, 2013 4:13 PM CST
It was closed and had some bugs on it but I tried to smell what I could and there was no odor. I have a great sense of smell and honestly, no odor. Sorry.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 6, 2013 4:24 PM CST
The smell will be gone by the time it is closed and done. At that point there would not be a need any longer to lure a pollinator with a nice scent....
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 6, 2013 4:36 PM CST
Rolling my eyes. Lovey dubby
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 6, 2013 6:35 PM CST
Looks just like my Epiphyllum hookeri: Hooker's Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum hookeri)
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 6, 2013 6:36 PM CST
Forgot to add: E. strictum is a synonym for E. hookeri: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2791495
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 7, 2013 7:12 AM CST
Thank you. This is so helpful.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 7, 2013 8:04 AM CST
You are quite welcome. It's a lovely bloom! I'm not sure if my plant is still alive ... it's planted in the ground at our other house and I haven't been over there in two years so I'm not sure if it's survived our tenants who are not gardeners.
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Oct 7, 2013 11:01 AM CST
Thumbs down Not a good thing. If it is dead, I will be happy to give you a chunk of mine. Lovey dubby
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 7, 2013 1:11 PM CST
JB: Oh, that is so sweet and generous of you to offer but I already have so many plants and not much space! Thank you for offering though. Lovey dubby
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