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
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.