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DUTCHMAN'S PIPE CACTUS  Series #2: @ 6:42pm | by 3Point141
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DUTCHMAN'S PIPE CACTUS Series #2: @ 6:42pm

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NOTE:

This is NOT the Brahmakamal flower of India, as wrongly claimed by many. Saussurea obvallata from the Asteraceae Family is the Brahmakamal flower that grows in India near the Himalayas.

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This is the most widely grown of the Epiphyllum species, and it is known also as;

 

Queen of the Night

Night-blooming Cereus

Wijaya Kusuma (Indonesian)

Nishagandhi (Hindi, India)

Gul-e-Bakavali (Urdu)

Kadupul (SriLanka)

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A trio of blossoms from the same leaf is ready to bloom tonight from a potted plant.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Family Cactaceae

The Ghosh Grove, Rockledge, Florida, USA.

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ALL MY IMAGES OF DUTCHMAN'S PIPE CACTUS;

www.flickr.com/photos/3point141/sets/72157627689918246/de...

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Taken on October 23, 2007