epiphyllum

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Noun1.Epiphyllum - any cactus of the genus Epiphyllum having flattened jointed irregularly branching stems and showy tubular flowersepiphyllum - any cactus of the genus Epiphyllum having flattened jointed irregularly branching stems and showy tubular flowers
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Epiphyllum - small genus of tropical American (mainly Central America) cacti
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He subdivided his Cereoideae (= Cactoideae) into three tribes: Echinocacteae, containing columnar and globular genera, such as Cephalocereus, Cereus, Echinocactus, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Epiphyllum, Leuchtenbergia, Melocactus, Phyllocactus, and Pilocereus; Mammillarieae, currently Cacteae, with the genera Mammillaria and Pelecyphora; and Rhipsalideae, which grouped Hariota, Pfeiffera, and Rhipsalis.