Bunga Bakawali the rare flower that only bloom at night.
The wonder of nature is always beyond the bubble of the physic mind. Therefore, sometimes to think the wonders of nature can be a mind boggling as it might just a common thing but because it is rare therefore it become something new to use.
Similarly, the flower below is just an ordinary flower but because it has its mysterious characteristics such as blooms rarely and only at night cause it to become uncommon. Some people call it to be a Bunga Raja or King Flower and Bunga Bakawali. Interestingly, this flower is believed to be originated from Mexico, Venezuela as well Brazil but because it easily can be cultivated it can be found almost everywhere therefore the actual origin according to Wikipedia is never been fully understood.
This flower is scientifically known as Epiphyllum oxypetalum and according to Wikipedia this flower is also known under several common names such as Nigh-Blooming Cereus, Dutchman’s Pipe, Queen of the Night, Wijaya Kusuma (Indonesia), Nishaganthi in Hindi and Marathi, Gul-e-Bakavali in Urdu and Kadupul in Sinhala.
Normally, this flower blooms after midnight and produce smell that very fragrant. It takes a year to bloom and only bloom in single night. However, the Wikipedia did not mention whether this flower is edible to man or not. So, to tell the truth based on my own experienced that the flower is actually edible. The next day all the flowers have been contracted and the flower can be harvested and dried in the hot sun for 3 days until the flowers appear wilted. The Flower then can be cooked according to your taste and the taste is quite similar to cabbage vegetables.
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