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DUTCHMAN'S PIPE CACTUS  Series #6:  @ 8:13pm | by 3Point141
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DUTCHMAN'S PIPE CACTUS Series #6: @ 8:13pm

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NOTE:

This is a Cactus Flower and 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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NOTE THE UNIQUE LEAF LAYOUT

 

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

 

Queen of the Night

Dutchman's Pipe

Night-blooming Cereus

Wijaya Kusuma (Indonesian)

Nishagandhi (Hindi, India)

Gul-e-Bakavali (Urdu)

Kadupul (SriLanka)

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A flower grown at the tip of the Cactus leaf.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Family Cactaceae

The Ghosh Grove, Rockledge, Florida, USA.

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Taken on September 20, 2009