Family:
Cactaceae Juss.

Epiphyllum Haw.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Assam, China South-Central, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Leeward Is., Marquesas, Marshall Is., Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Society Is., Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is.

Epiphyllum Haw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hunt, D. [7168], Mexico 29047.170
Mexico 53864.000

First published in Syn. Pl. Succ.: 197 (1812)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0