Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Help with ID please

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Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Aug 30, 2015 8:46 PM CST
My son sent me a text today, with a picture of a cactus flower he said I'd given him 15 years ago and it's just bloomed for the first time. I don't remember it; and I'm pretty sure I don't even have it anymore in my garden and if I do, it too has never bloomed. Can anyone help. Thank You!

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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 31, 2015 1:02 PM CST
It looks like an epiphyllum hybrid. I'm just guessing, maybe Hybrid Epiphyllum (Epiphyllum 'White Splendor'). Anyway, it's a beautiful flower, bee included.
Name: Fiat
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fiat
Mar 9, 2016 7:44 PM CST
Could it be a Dogtail cactus (Selenicereus Deamia Testudo)? Love the flower!
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 9, 2016 7:55 PM CST
Can your son text a photo of the rest of the plant? Also, how big is it? Is it living outside? Where?
Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Mar 9, 2016 9:14 PM CST
I think it is a cereus of some kind - the columnar cactus. The part of the body of the cactus that is visible appears to me, to be too big for epiphyllum and such type cacti. That looks like an upright columnar cactus to me behind the flower.

Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
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fiat
Mar 10, 2016 12:09 AM CST
Pictures of Dogtail cactus I know:

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Name: Gary Simpson
Cannelton, IN (Zone 6b)
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simcactus
Mar 10, 2016 6:42 PM CST
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I agree on the Cereus. Mine bloomed once three or four years ago.
Name: Gary Simpson
Cannelton, IN (Zone 6b)
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simcactus
Mar 10, 2016 6:55 PM CST
https://www.google.com/search?q=cereus+blooms+at+night&biw=1... Here are some cereus blooms

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