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Kampopot (Jasmine)




Night Blooming Cereus

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Fascinated by this night blooming cereus, I took additional pictures using my digital camera. Take a look at the digital thumbnail pictures below!

Genus name: Epiphyllum. Family name: Cactaceae. Species: Epiphyllum oxypetallum. Though the plant itself is somewhat awkwardly tall,
long-limbed, the fragrance and the beauty of its many blossoms are captivating. This flower is fully bloom at twelve midnight, usually after a drizzle. At dawn the petals close and the bloom is finished. Each flower bloom and last for only one day and measure 5 to 8 inches across. The spicy fragrance produced from this flower is so pungent, weird, and spooky at night! On this first week of October 1996, I saw about 25 blooms on two consecutive nights in our garden. They bloom from August to December of each year and sometimes even other months of the year. Chinese name for this flower is .

*** Taken on December 1, 2001 at 11:04 P.M.

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About 6 days before blooming

*November 28, 2001, 9:39A.M., about 83 hours before blooming.

*November 30, 2001 at 9:29A.M., about 35 hours before blooming.

*December 1, 2001, 9:06A.M., about 11 hours before blooming.

*December 1, 2001, 10:06P.M.

*December 1, 2001, 11:05P.M.

*Side view of Cereus

*Back view of Cereus

*Close up view

*Bottom view of Cereus. December 1, 2001, 11:12P.M.

*December 2, 2001, 8:36A.M., about 8 hours after blooming.

*December 3, 2001, 9:13A.M., about 32 hours after blooming.

*December 4, 2001, 9:11A.M., about 56 hours after blooming.

*December 5, 2001, 8:21A.M., about 79 hours after blooming.


Called Kampopot in the Philippines, it is a hundred petals species of Sampaguita (Jasmine). It's flower is not as fragrant as the ordinary Jasmine but measured 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 inches across.



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¤June 20, 2010.

¤June 8, 2010.

¤May 11, 2010.


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¤Nov. 2, 2011

¤Sept. 18, 2011.


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Camera used:
¤¤Sony DSC-HX7V 16.2 megapixels with 4.25-42.5mm F3.5(W)-F5.5(T) Sony G lens
¤Sony SLT-A55V Digital 16.2 Mega Pixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (36mm-105mm) F2.8-22 Z SSM Lens, Sony SAL55200-2. DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM and Sony SAL1855. DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Lens.
¤Sony a550 Digital SLR 14.2 Mega Pixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (36mm-105mm) F2.8-22 Z SSM Lens, and Sony SAL1855 (27-82.5mm) F3.5-36 DT Lens.
*Sony DSC-S70 (Cyber-Shot  3.3 Mega Pixels) Digital Still Camera (with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 7-21mm (34-102mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.0-2.5 Lens, Sony VAD-S70 adapter ring and Nikon L37 52mm filter.
**Canon EOS-1N with Canon Zoom Lens EF 28-70mm 2.8L USM Ultrasonic lens and Canon Speedlite 540EZ Flash
***Nikon F2-AS with Nikkor 50mm f1.4 and 28mm f2.0 lens, Metz Mecablitz 32Z-1 Flash.
Scanner: Microtek ScanMaker II HR

Created on September 22,1996, Last update: September 13, 2013

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