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Taxon: Epiphyllum oxypetalum (DC.) Haw.

 
Genus: Epiphyllum
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Hylocereeae
Nomen number: 27844
Place of publication: Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 6:109. 1829
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Sep-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Dutchman's-pipe cactus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • reina de la noche  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • stor bladkaktus  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • tan hua  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental:
  • Human food: vegetable (flowers often eaten in soup fide F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Yunnan (s.)]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  3. Backeberg, C. 1958. Die Cactaceae 746.
  4. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon 143.
  5. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  6. Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 (Cact Mex) 507-508.
  7. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  8. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  9. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  10. Fosberg, F. R. et al. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. (L Micrones)
  11. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  12. Hunt, D. et al., eds. The new cactus lexicon. 2006 (Cact Lexicon)
  13. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  15. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  16. Moscoso, R. M. Catalogus florae domingensis. (L Doming)
  17. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  18. St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  19. Standley, P. C. Flora of Costa Rica. (F CRStand)
  20. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  21. Taylor, N. & D. Zappi Cacti of eastern Brazil. 2004 (Cact EBrazil)
  22. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  23. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Epiphyllum oxypetalum (DC.) Haw. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Epiphyllum oxypetalum cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27844. Accessed 17 November 2018.