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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.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

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


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  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. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  6. Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada. 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 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).
  8. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  9. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  10. Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979-1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  11. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. Note: cultivated
  12. Hunt, D. et al., eds. 2006. The new cactus lexicon
  13. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  15. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. Note: cultivated
  16. Moscoso, R. M. 1943. Catalogus florae domingensis.
  17. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  18. St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands
  19. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  20. Standley, P. C. 1937-1939. Flora of Costa Rica.
  21. Taylor, N. & D. Zappi. 2004. Cacti of eastern Brazil Note: mentions as escape
  22. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  23. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27844. Accessed 22 November 2019.