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  Epiphyllum oxypetalum
 
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  Family: CACTACEAE
  Citation:  Epiphyllum oxypetalum (DC.) Haw., Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 6:109. 1829. Cereus oxypetalus DC., Prodr. 3: 470. 1828.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nisagandhi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Belle de Nuit, Dutchman's Pipe, Lady of the Night, Night blooming Cereus, Queen of the Night
  Description: Unarmed; primary stems terete, laterals flat, to 30 x 10 cm, elliptic-acuminate, green, margins undulate-crenate. Flowers campanulate, to 30 x 15 cm, nocturnal, nodding; tube to 20 x 1 cm, longer than limb; scales numerous, near apex. Perianth bright rose; outer tepals narrow, reddish, inner ones to 2.5 cm wide, white. Stamens numerous, elongate, in 2 series.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as an ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of Central America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White, Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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