Photo: a night-bloomer in LFP

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Epiphyllum Oxypetalum.  Photo by Marj Ando.

Another "Queen of the Night" similar to the night-blooming Cereus, belongs to and was photographed by Marj Ando in Lake Forest Park.

She says, "It is actually an Epiphyllum Oxypetalum. It blooms one night, as does the Cereus, hence the confusion between the two.

"The flower is 5-8" in diameter (this one is 8"), very white with some pink on the back petals, and has an exquisite fragrance. The large petals belong to it, with some entanglement with a spider plant's leaves."


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