Steven Foster's Images of Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Night-blooming cereus, Dutchman's Pipe Cactus, Cactaceae, orchid cactus, reina de la noche

Stock images of Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Night-blooming cereus, Dutchman's Pipe Cactus, Cactaceae, orchid cactus, reina de la noche. Photos © 2011 Steven Foster. Please contact us for pricing and terms at sfoster@stevenfoster.com or call +1-479-253-2629.

Twenty-four images of Epiphyllum oxypetalum. One of 12 species in the genus native to topical regions of the Americas, Epiphyllum oxypetalum is commonly grown as a house plant and is among the cacti that bloom at night collectively referred to as "night-blooming cereus", although this is not a Cereus species. Their beauty speaks for themselves. This species is subject of a Chinese patent the extract of which is purported as a preparation of the invention in drugs used for treating the following diseases: viral hepatitis, cholecystitis, cancer, cholelithiasis, renal calculus and urinary lithiasis, dysmenorrhea, gynecological inflammation, freckles (anti-free radical), hyperlipemia and hypercholesterolemia.

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Please contact Steven Foster for pricing and terms at sfoster@stevenfoster.com or call +1-479-253-2629.