Aug 3, 2010, 5:23:33 AM8/3/10
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the original post is on Epiphyllum oxypetalum (orchid cactus:flowersofindia) as It is also referred to as Night blooming Cereus & to me is the right term should be, I had photographed them from bud-life till they bloomed in12 in the midnight and then at 6 in the morning, but failed to share them. This year;Becasue of negligence we have to trimmed off the leaves/cactus.
Believe me the (blind?) belief of blooming of Epiphyllum oxypetalum in once in seven years is so much in common people that i have seen in my colony that ; high designated citizens have invited their friends, relatives for pooja of this Epiphyllum oxypetalum (orchid cactus) / the Night blooming Cereus.
Thanks goes to these online help and groups like efloraofindia,gardentia, flowersofindia; who forces us to confirm the information available before fixing up in our mind.
Sorry for this long note,
PS: FYI: In whole of VOF program; Mr Pankaj Kumarji's (photo of) Brahama-kamal -Saussure obvallata (DC.) Edgew,, a high altitude plant of Himalayas is one of the attraction for the visitors/trekkers appealed by organisers,thanks geeta.