Plant ID forum: Anyone familiar with Cacti

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2016 7:45 PM CST
Anyone recognize this type of cactus? The photos were taken at a botanical garden and I couldn't find a tag/label anywhere around the plant. There were no blooms present, which I know would be a help in identifying but for some reason I kept thinking that the stems reminded me of Hylocereus ... although it's been many years since I've seen one, so I may be thinking of something else entirely. Smiling
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Nov 7, 2016 8:35 PM CST
Without blooms or fruit it will be hard to tell. It could be a variety of Hyloocereus (Dragon Fruit) or possibly Epiphyllum. I think Epiphyllums may most often have flat stems, tho, so that one may be less likely.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2016 7:33 AM CST
Thanks for the input Carter! I've grown a few Epiphyllum and they all had flat stems so I didn't even consider Epiphyllum as a possibility but then again, I don't really know Epiphyllum and there may be varieties that look like this plant.

It's been a long time since I've seen a Hylocereus close up but from my old memory and with those thick, stems and growth habit, it reminded me of Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus). Next time I visit the botanical gardens I will see if I can find someone who works there and ask them about that plant!
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