the flower looks like an epiphyllym, the leaves do not.
2012-05-11 02:39 PM
Hit's called a big purple flahr. I have some little bittie yella flahrs as well as some white ones and red ones. Let's all send some more pitchers.
2012-05-11 02:45 PM
Beautiful! I'd love to see a close-up of that flower.
2012-05-11 02:49 PM
How do I get a flower named after my family?
2012-05-11 03:29 PM
My mom has a few types of Cereus in the backyard, was always a cool spectacle when they bloomed late at night.
2012-05-11 04:41 PM
What's the diameter of the flower? Looks like almost 8 inches. So gorgeous. I tend to call all these epiphytic cacti epiphyllums, just as a generic catch-all. Good to learn the actual name.
2012-05-11 08:29 PM
That is the most gorgeous flower! Stunning stuff.
2012-05-12 08:31 AM
I have to disagree completely. This is a hybrid Epiphyllum possibly crossed with a Hylocereus giving it the triangular leaves. Peniocereus j. flowers are much different as is the rest of the plant...
2012-05-12 09:22 AM
279107--you could be right. I was comparing my picture to a true Peniocereus J. that had no flower. The flower does look more like an epiphyllum (as I'd originally thought), but the foliage of true P.J. plant was very similar--triangular with tiny spines on the ridges. I have a Hylocereus. The foliage is different. Maybe a cross is the best guess.
2012-05-12 09:28 AM
I have to agree with #107. It's easy to see it is not Peniocereus j by Googling that plant.
2012-05-12 01:33 PM
It's not possible to go by the leaves to identify a plant's relatives, one has to see the flower. That's what the botanists go by. Plants are "plastic" and can take on very different forms depending on their native environment, climate and soil, but the flowers are always similar in structure.
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