EPPO Global Database

Epiphyllum phyllanthus(EPYPH)

Code created in: 2021-05-20

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: EPYPH
  • Preferred name: Epiphyllum phyllanthus
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Haworth


Mexico, Central America, South America (except Chile and southern cone). An epiphytic cactus, widely cultivated as an ornamental in tropical and subtropical regions generally. Introduced in USA (Florida)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cactus phyllanthus Linnaeus
Phyllocactus phyllanthus (Linnaeus) Link

Common names
Name Language
climbing cactus English
belle de nuit French
berceau de Moïse French
flor de retrata Spanish