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Flowers medium, cherry-red. JOHNSTONEI. Flowers large, with broad scarlet petals. KAUFMANNI. Flowers large, purplish-red. KERMESINA MAGNUS. Flowers 10 inches across ; petals vivid orange ; sepals blood- red. L\ BELLE. Flower large, pure white. NIOBE. Deep scarlet, with rich, purplish centre. PFERSDORFFI. Flowers 8 inches across, fragrant petals white sepals yellow, brownish outside. REMPLERI. Stems three-angled petals long, salmon-red. ROSEUS GRANDIFLORUS. Flowers inches long and broad, white. Branches three-angled flowers large, bright purple, SCHLIMII.
Mr. Wallis, of Ipswich, one of the most successful cultivators of Epiphyilums, wrote of them as follows " The Epiphyllums here are grown for flowering in the conservatory, and are usually gay from the first week in November till : During the remainder of the year, they occupy a three-quarter span-roof house, in which an intermediate temperaAll our plants are grafted on Pereskia aculeata. ture is maintained. ickly or shabby, they can be thrown away. Some of the stocks are worked to form pyramids, and some to form standards.
Rigidissimus, remarkable for its stout, rigid, variegated, radial spines, and the absence of central ones robustus, I foot high, with reddish spines and bright rose-red flowers, the lower part of the petals white. Mexico. : ; pentalophus. Stem j*re little slender, erect, with five prominent ridges, along which The flowers clusters of small spines about ? inch apart. CACTUS CULTURE TOR AMATEURS. 42 3 inches wide, spreading, the petals broad and over-lapping, rose-coloured, except in the centre of the flower, where they are anthers yellow ; stigma purple.
Cactus culture for amateurs (4-th ed.) by Watson W.