Epiphytes are plants that grow on another plant and take in their nutrients and water from the moisture in the air, rain or decaying matter accumulating around it. They use the host plant as a foundation or base most commonly for protection or to get more sunlight. Epiphyllum Society of America registry Lists both Hybrids and Species. This page along with sub-pages will provide information on Species.
Disocactus contains nearly all of the Day-flowering Hylocereeae with colored flowers. They may have shrubby, epiphytic or epilithic with ribbed or flattened stems some are bristly or smooth; Flowers are mostly funnel form or tubular, sometimes. Blooms are almost always brightly colored.
Scandent-pendent cacti distributed throughout most of Latin America. Stems are flat and they usually are nocturnal blooming. Booms are white to yellowish funnel form. Some of the more common are E.hookeri, E. oxypetalum and E. Thomasianum.
Stems clambering, triangular, more or less spiny. Flowers are nocturnal and usually large to very large rarely small. Blooms normally have large overlapping scales , but a few have small separated scales and occasionally minute spines.
Stems are 3 to 8 ribbed or are flattened. Blooms are usually solitary but sometimes 2 -3 per areole. There us not a lot of information available on this species.
Stems are long and scandent, mostly many-ribbed, rarely flat. Blooms vary from small to very large all nocturnal with funnel form, Tube harry and often spiny. Bloom petals range from white to yellowish.