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Epiphyllum crenatum var kimnachi

20th July 2010

A large white flowered species previously identified as E.cooperi, and in the rapidly moving world of Epiphyllum taxonomy who is to say how long it will remain here.
The species grows from Mexicxo to Honduras, where it was first collected in 1839 and was exhibited in flower in the RHS garden in 1844. The variety kimnachi from Mexico honours Myron Kimnach, director of the Huntington Botanic Gardens for 25 years.
This may well be the only Epiphyllum that has actually been involved in breeding the hybrid Epiphyllums (the rest of the genes, including all the colours, come from Disocactus).