Epiphyllum oxypetalum

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Pravin Kawale

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Sep 25, 2010, 12:25:59 PM9/25/10
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Hi,
So called Bramhakamal
Epiphyllum oxypetalum
At my village on 22 Sept,2010
Thanks


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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 25, 2010, 2:04:49 PM9/25/10
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Actually what you shared is most often called Nagphani. The actual
Brahmakamal is attached.
According to hindu mythology, it is said that offering one flower of
Saussurea obvallata. Picture taken at aroudn 4300m asl and the lake is
the famous pilgrim place for Sikh, Hemkunt Sahib and Gurudawar in the
background. Guru Gobind Singh ji has supposed to come to this place
for meditation.
There is another temple next to it where Lakshmana of Ramayana has
supposed to have meditated during his period..

Regards
Pankaj

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 25, 2010, 2:07:30 PM9/25/10
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Yes, we had a detailed discussion on these two recently.


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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 25, 2010, 2:13:53 PM9/25/10
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Oh, I am so sorry, I didnt check. But I remember sharing my pics earlier too.
Dear Praveen sir, almost all Cactaceae flower look the same, so you
may share the foliar pics for the convenience of others.
Pankaj

Smita Raskar

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Sep 25, 2010, 2:16:35 PM9/25/10
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  ONLY WHRN I HAVE VISITED VALLEY OF FLOWERS I HAVE SEEN TRUE BRAMHA KAMAL Sussurea obvallata
Epiphyllum is also called BRAMHA KAMAL IN MARATHI. local people only know this plant

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