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EPIPHYLLUM. Epiphyttwn truncatum (Crab Cactus) was introduced here from called Cactus Epiphyllum ; the name Cactus being used then in a generic sense. Numerous varieties of it have originated in English gardens. It grows on the trunks and branches of large trees, and occasionally on the ground, up to an elevation of 6,000 feet in the Organ Mountains. E. Russellianum was introduced in 1839, and first flowered in the Duke of Bedford's garden, at Woburn. E. Gaertneri, introduced in 1884, is the sturdiest of the three, and it has tufts of brown hairs at the bases of the tiowers, which are starshaped and coloured bright scarlet.
44 about Flowers 3 inches long tube spiny petals i inch apart. blood-red, concave, rounded at the tip, forming a shallow cup. Exceptional in the length of time its flowers last when they develop in May. It may be grown in a cool greenhouse, frame, or room window, as it requires only to be protected from frost. Mexico, about 1890. C. ; ; Pringlei. Stem stouter than but not so high as that of C. *, with branches starting about 2 feet from the ground. The tallest stems are described as about 50 feet high and 4 feet in diameter, but the average is about half that height.
Flowers borne in spines straight, yellowish, longest about 1 inch. June near the top of the stem (Fig. 15). petals deep purple stamens It should be grown in a sunny yellow. position as near to the Texas. roof-glass as is possible. drical, ; C. Eruca. Stem rarely branched, 1 foot to 3 feet long, inches in diameter. Ribs thirteen to twenty-one, with tufts the closely-set spine spines stout, straight, raclials terete nearly 1 inch long, the centrals thicker, angled or prostrate, 3 inches to (> ; Flowers flattened, one wide one in each tuft pointing downwards.