Friday, July 25, 2008

Brahma Kamala (Selenicereus grandiflorus)

The night bloom, or ratri rani in kannada . The Brahma Kamala of India or Selenicereus grandiflorus . Its a treat to watch the flower bloom . The speciality about this flower is that , it blooms only once a year , and only at night . Was lucky to catch it bloom at my place :-)

Belongs to cactus family and has pleasent odor . The milky white flower when in full bloom , is a beauty . It unfolds its petals as if to form a chakra . Usually when they bloom , they do so in numbers . 10's 20's of them , all in full bloom.. just a treat to watch . And a festival for photographers :)

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Dhanya said...

I don't think it's restricted to once a year. I remember having so many blooms at my home. n yeh it's such a lovely flower and a treat to watch it blooming :)

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