Plant ID forum: Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 7, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Last night, while at my parents house, their neighbors came over to tell us their plant, a night blooming Cereus, which only blooms one night a year, was in bloom. I took several pictures, eager to post them here on ATP, only to find out that there are multiple "night blooming Cereus" varieties. Can anyone help me ID this one so I know where to post the pictures? (All I know is that it is an epiphyte, grows big, and blooms one night a year. )


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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Sep 7, 2015 6:54 PM CST
I can't see much of the leaves, but it looks like Epiphyllum oxypetalum to me. What I know as night blooming Cereus is not a Epiphyte, but a desert cactus., but there seems to be controversey about that.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 7, 2015 6:59 PM CST
I agree with Carol ... Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 7, 2015 8:14 PM CST
Carol and Lin, thank you!

You mentioned leaves and I do have a picture that sort of shows the leaves (click picture to show the full image), if that helps confirm:

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 7, 2015 8:17 PM CST
...the leaves are thick and leathery
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 8, 2015 8:25 AM CST
They sure look like leaves of E. oxypetalum to me, for comparison:


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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 8, 2015 4:49 PM CST
They sure do. Thanks, Lin!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 8, 2015 6:28 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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