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« on: October 22, 2010, 23:02:00 »

I post this here under hybrid as I have no idea whether this is a species or a hybrid.  I just know it as Epipyllum.  So, if anybody have a proper name for me, that will be nice.

When this one flowers, it is a spectacular sight.  Those flowers are about 18cm in diameter.  A pity the flowers last only 3 days but there are usually quite a lot of buds on the plant that open up only a few at one time so the display last for more than a month.  It is very difficult to get the actual colour recorded by the camera - especially those magenta/pinky edges of the petals, but the close up picture is fairly close to real life.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 11:12:33 »

Hi Japie,
lovely looking epi Smiley
I don't know much about them, but it looks a lot like one I had called Ackermanii
Cheers, Todd

(dodgy pic before I got a decent camera)

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 13:57:09 »

Japie,
Your photo sparked a little interest in these plants and then someone at work was giving away some offsets so I thought I would try and work out what they are.

Wikipedia lists them as a member of the cactus family with 19 species including-
anguliger, caudatum, chrysocardium, crenatum, guatemalense, hookeri, laui, lepidocarpum,
macropterum, oxypetalum,phyllanthus, pumilum, thomasianum.

The Epiphyllum subboards are a little confusing as these are all species of Epiphyllum, so to align the board to the three other bromeliad boards you would have board Cactoideae with child board Epiphyllum, hybrids, colour variants sitting underneath.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 19:55:39 »

It looks like it could be an Ackermanii, I have a few noid epie with red flowers and its hard to pin one name to it, its a hybrid, there are so many of them its really hard to keep up with them, as of now I grow over 75 hybrids with lots of them in the red tones.

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