Epiphyllums forum: Identifying NOIDs

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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
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coboro
Jan 22, 2016 1:14 AM CST
Is there any chance of being able to identify my NOID epiphyllums?
Color is the first thing to look at. What are other identifying traits that I should be aware of?
Carl
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jan 22, 2016 5:05 PM CST
Size and shape of the bloom, and growth habit of the plant are the most obvious. That being said there are lots of look alikes out there.
Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
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Ibartoo
Jan 22, 2016 7:06 PM CST
I've heard several schools of thought on this. I have many that used to have tags, but have now become noids. I have found that I have many that look so similar, it is nearly impossible for me to put names on those that have lost their tags. In my garden, they become the orphans. I love them anyway but don't try to re-name them.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jan 22, 2016 9:49 PM CST
I'm with Linda! Half of mine are NOIDs and I wouldn't even try to name them. I think any one that tinkers with crosses gives them a name, but they don't register them. If you are wanting to put them in the data base, you should just call them Epiphyllums.

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