Plant ID forum: Beautiful Mystery Plant

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Sep 27, 2015 2:22 PM CST
My little Sister was given this plant a couple of years ago and has nurtured it since then. She does not know what it is, nor did the person who gave her the start of it know. It has just bloomed for the first time, and just knocked us all out, such a lovely stunning blossom! Anyone know what this beauty is?? She says the plant is quite homely. Any info appreciated.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 27, 2015 2:38 PM CST
Epiphyllum oxypetalum

http://www.plant-alchemy.com/cat/epiphyllum-oxypetalum
http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchidtalk/eye-candy/8996-epip...
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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Sep 27, 2015 4:39 PM CST
Thank you Jay!!!! That looks like it and she said it only stayed open one night!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 5, 2015 8:38 PM CST
Not Epi oxypetalum, it is Epiphyllum strictum.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Oct 6, 2015 10:04 AM CST
I agree with Ursula.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 6, 2015 10:17 AM CST
I agree with Ursula too, with that pink stamen, I'd say Hooker's Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum hookeri) E. strictum is a synonym for E. hookeri

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 6, 2015 11:20 AM CST
I know it as epiphyllum strictum, but have seen the same or similar called epiphyllum hookeri...don't know if that is a synonym....
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, 2015 11:22 AM CST
lol...sorry...I just noticed the previous responses...
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, 2015 11:23 AM CST
I'm hoping you also noticed how wonderfully scented it is.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Oct 6, 2015 6:53 PM CST
Yes, she said it smelled wonderful. But it only lasted a few hours and it was gone. And it bloomed at night. She had grown the plant 6-8 years she said, then bam! This lovely bloom!!! Thanks guys!!
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 7, 2015 12:47 PM CST
I too agree...mine actually set fruit last year and it looks to have some again.
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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Oct 7, 2015 7:51 PM CST
Gingin, what does the fruit look like?? Send a pix if you have one ice it edible??
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 8, 2015 12:58 PM CST
There is/are pics in the DB at the link Lin posted. My son said they are edible, but I never did try one...maybe this time around
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