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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Epiphyllums, like orchids, are epiphytes, which means they live in trees.
Through a shared interest in epiphyllums, hoyas and succulents we found a book store in California--Rainbow Gardens and Nursery started in 1972 by Chuck Everson and Gerry Williams in Vista.
The trellis was intended to protect the owners' collection of ferns, orchids, and hanging epiphyllums, but David Reed Landscape Architects of San Diego also saw it as a solution to the problem of where to place the solar collectors.