Definition of Genus epiphyllum

1. Noun. Small genus of tropical American (mainly Central America) cacti.

Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Epiphyllum, Orchid Cactus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Epiphyllum

genus Enterolobium
genus Entoloma
genus Entomophthora
genus Eoraptor
genus Epacris
genus Ephedra
genus Ephestia
genus Ephippiorhynchus
genus Epidendrum
genus Epigaea
genus Epilachna
genus Epilobium
genus Epimedium
genus Epinephelus
genus Epipactis
genus Epiphyllum
genus Epipremnum
genus Episcia
genus Eptatretus
genus Eptesicus
genus Equetus
genus Equisetum
genus Equus
genus Eragrostis
genus Eranthis
genus Ercilla
genus Erechtites
genus Erethizon
genus Eretmochelys
genus Erianthus

Literary usage of Genus epiphyllum

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"... Guatemala and Panama; Cook's Relationship of Pseudophoenix, a curious relative of the Date Palm; Britton and Rose's genus epiphyllum, in which two new ..."

2. The Ladies' Companion to the Flower Garden: Being an Alphabetical by Jane (Webb) Loudon (1865)
"... and comprising those Cacti that produce their flowers on their leaves. The genus Epiphyllum is, however, now given up, and the plants in it are called ..."

3. How Plants are Trained to Work for Man by Luther Burbank (1921)
"One of the first pets of my childhood days was a thornless cactus, a beautiful little plant of the genus Epiphyllum. There are also members of the Cereus ..."

4. The Principles of Biology by Herbert Spencer (1899)
"So that here, and in the genus Epiphyllum, which has this character still more marked, the plant appears to be composed of fleshy leaves growing one upon ..."

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