Cereus, Midnight Queens

Commonly known as Queen of Night, they bloom at night and have a sweet and strong fragrance.
We were lucky to see 8 “Night Queens” blooms together in a single plant a couple of nights back. These two were pretty, close and fighting for their own space and my attention. The Night Queens start blooming in the evenings and by dawn they droop off, lasting for less than 12 hours.Locally they are known as “Nishagandhi”.

Most of the pollen strands are clear. With so many pollen strands it looked like a bed of pollen grains. Photography at mid night has never been so ‘fragrantful’ experience before.

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