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Apologies to Rod Stewart, check out the mass flowering on my Epiphyllum oxypetalum. I counted 39 blooms, with the majority flowering in the early hours this morning. Here in Darwin the flowerings are triggered by a large rainfall event, thunderstorms and monsoonal downpours. This is my 4th flowering event this season, so on track for the usual 7 flowerings during the 'Wet Season'.
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SailorBold

Awesome..  im looking forward to cactus season here...( none tropical tho..) what kind of monsoon totals do you get each year?  

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greysrigging
4 hours ago, SailorBold said:

Awesome..  im looking forward to cactus season here...( none tropical tho..) what kind of monsoon totals do you get each year?  

About 1800mm ( 71" ) per year on average but can be quite variable. The previous two 'Wets' were on the dryer side with only 1062mm ( 42" ) in 2019. In 2011 I had over 3000mm ( 120" ) !

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greysrigging

The first mass flowering event of the season....44 blooms over two nights ! Epiphyllum oxypetalum ( Midnight Cactus )

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Manalto

Really beautiful; thank you for posting. Does this species have a fragrance?

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greysrigging
On 11/26/2021 at 9:29 AM, Manalto said:

Really beautiful; thank you for posting. Does this species have a fragrance?

Yes, very fragrant....the scent wafts up and down the street and throughout my yard.

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SHEP

Do you know why they bloom at night?  I have a few and your pictures got me thinking?  Cecile

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16 minutes ago, SHEP said:

Do you know why they bloom at night?  I have a few and your pictures got me thinking?  Cecile

Bat and Nocturnal Moth pollinated..

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greysrigging

Another mass flowering a coupla nights ago
 

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