Identification: A cactus which is not a cactus?

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  1. maplecream

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    This plant was given to my husband by a professor in the Biology department at UNB. She remarked that it is a cactus, but not a true cactus. It had already bloomed, but there were still 2 buds on it, and when this one opened I couldn't resist taking a picture. Can you identify the plant? Thank you.
     
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    Gooseneck cactus (Epipyllum oxypetalum) frequently asked about, possibly it happens to be one of those, or another species (or hybrid, of which there are many) in the same genus - or a related genus, such as Nopalxochia. Another common one is a red-flowered species which has been called N. ackermannii (Epiphyllum a.).
     
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    Back to the cactus again

    My image didn't upload last time, so here goes again.
     

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