A flower has grown on a leaf in our garden. What is the name of this flower? Give some description.enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ This searchable image database may have the flower you are looking for. plants.usda.gov/gallery.html $\endgroup$
    – Galen
    Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 16:41
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    $\begingroup$ Please indicate where this is located. $\endgroup$
    – MattDMo
    Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 17:41
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    $\begingroup$ Great picture of what looks like a cactus; cf "White Torch Cactus". However, it would be helpful to have a picture of the leaf, and to know where and when this was flowering. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 20:55

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It appears to me to be a Night Blooming Cereus:

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We had one in our greenhouse in Botany. It rarely bloomed, and the bloom was wilted by mid-morning.

Night-blooming cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering ceroid cacti that bloom at night. The flowers are short lived, and some of these species, such as Selenicereus grandiflorus, bloom only once a year, for a single night. Wikipedia

Dave's garden lists it as "Dutchman's Pipe Cactus, Night blooming Cereus" Epiphyllum oxypetalum.


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