Flower Database

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Basic information
Flower Name
Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Formal Name
Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Alias
Dutchman's Pipe, 月下美人, Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Habitat
Mexico
Morph
Half-Hardy and Evergreen perennial succulent herbs
Comment
Epiphyllum oxypetalum, commonly known as 'Dutchman's Pipe' (scientific name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum) is a semi-cold, evergreen perennial succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native to Mexico. Glossy white big wheat blossoms. In Japan, it is an overnight blossom that blooms from early summer to fall night to next morning. Pollination by small bat is done in origin, but in Japan, breeding is done by artificial pollination. Flower language is "Glossy beauty". The origin of the flower language is due to the fact that a large white flower is made to bloom, and calyx surrounds it to make it stand out, and an intense fragrance is produced at the time of flowering.
Flowers and fruits are edible. This species belongs to the same family jaccinated cotton which is similar to a white flower of a cactus. Flowering time and length are different. While Peacock Serrata bloom from the daytime and bloom for a long time, this species begins to bloom from nighttime and disappears in about 3 hours.
Generic name:Epiphyllum oxypetalum,aka: Dutchman's Pipe, Gekka bijin (Japanese), Place of Origin: Mexico, Environment: Tropical forest, Plant height: 100-200 cm, Corolla diameter: 20 - 25 cm, Flower color: White, Flowering period: June to November, Flowering time: Night to Next morning, Characteristics: Strong aroma, Reproduction method: Artificial pollination (Japan), small bat (native).
Detailed information
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Cactaceae
Genus
Epiphyllum
Species
E. oxypetalum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
polypetalo
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
Botanic garden Pot flower
Color
White
Season
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Height
100  ~ 200  [cm]
Diameter
20  ~ 25