Cactus Blossom

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Romão on July 7, 2007

I think this kind of flower opens only by nignt, right? Beautiful shot.

©junebug on July 8, 2007

Thank you for your comment, Romao. Yes, it seems these blossoms open by night only. It was evening when I took this pic and I had never seen this flower before (don't know its botanical name either)

Bits-n-Pieces on July 8, 2007

I think it's a Night-blooming Cereus, a vine-like cactus. The Latin is Selenicereus grandiflorus in my old plant books, but they change plant names so much these days, it might be called something else now!

Romão on July 8, 2007

Thank you for your explanations. Great. Greetings from Brasil.

Niksa Sovran on July 12, 2007

Good to know something new...

Nice flower.

Arturo García on August 14, 2007

Dear Anne:

It seems to be that this flower only is opened in the night, its shyness enlarges its beauty. It would like me to be able to take it and to offer it to you, to have captivated me with its beauty, though it is possible that it is better that both illuminate to the world separately, extending yours gifts.

Regards, Arturo.

cjlin on March 25, 2011

One night fragrance. Greeting from Taiwan.

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on July 16, 2013
  • Hallo Anne - Diese wundervollen Blüten durften wir auch in diesem Jahr in großer Zahl auf der Fensterbank bei uns erleben .. Die Natur ist schon eine tolle Sache .. LIKE 2 und liebe Grüße vom Wolfgang
©junebug on July 18, 2013

Many thanks to Everybody for your kind comments!

Herzlichen Dank an Alle für die netten Kommentare und 'LIKES'!


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Photo taken in Vintl, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy

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  • Uploaded on July 7, 2007
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    by ©junebug
    • Camera: OLYMPUS CORPORATION u30D,S410D,u410D
    • Taken on 2007/07/01 20:15:07
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired