Weed flower mistakenly recognized as Brahmakamal

A few days back, I was called by the residents of a neighboring colony because they had Brahmakamals [the lotus of lord Brahma] blooming after 5 years! Those flowers bloom at night; I was called to photograph them. I went there and took many photos, one of which is showcased below.

After a few days, there was a clarification in a local newspaper that the flower thought to be Brahmakamal was actually a weed flower! :) Real Brahmakamals are native to Himalay and cannot bloom in any other environment; Brahmakamals look like cabbages.

Mistakenly recognized as Brahmakamal, this is the photo of a weed flower
Weed flower mistakenly recognized as Brahmakamal

No matter whether it is a weed or a real Brahmakamal, it's beautiful for us :)

Update: I have received an email from someone who would like information to be published anonymously. She says that the name of this flower is Keng Fa, and that it is considered a king amongst flowers in some South East Asia. She has mentioned that the flowers are very fragrant, and that the plant blooms with flowers 3-4 times during a year with life of each flower lasting for only one night — Keng Fa blooms in the evening and last only until morning!

After receiving her note, I searched on Google about this flower and found that it is known as Keng Huay, Broad-Leaf Epiphyllum and Epiphyllum Orchid Cactus also.

16 comments :

  1. That is a beautiful flower. Great shot! Helen

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  2. @ madcobug: Thank you Helen :)

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  3. Well it may be a weed, but it is certainly a beautiful one!

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  4. After five years... Wow, what a treat to get to see something like that!

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  5. Perhaps the most beautiful weed flower ever!
    It deserves a better name!

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  6. @ Holly, the Old Western Gal: We had the same reaction when we realized that it's a weed flower!

    @ blog with no name: Yes, right Michael :) It was a huge exclamation!

    @ Joy: You're so right :)

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  7. Olá

    Bonita flor.

    adoro as tuas fotos:))

    beijinhos

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  8. it might be a weed, but its beautiful!!!

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  9. I tell you, for a weed, it is exquisitely beautiful!

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  10. @ Anu: Right :)

    @ RNSANE: Really! Have you seen another weed I published in the past? See Mexican Prickly Poppy

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  11. @ RNSANE: I see you have already seen it and commented there :)

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  12. Hello,
    I don't think this is weed flower...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightblooming_cereus

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  13. @ Nishant: That's quite a needed input Nishant. Cool to find out that it's a Nightblooming Cereus!

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  14. While writing on to your blog, there is one flower getting blossom on our plant.

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  15. @ Nishant: I will love to see its photograph, if you can share :)

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