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BRAHMA KAMAL
Brahma Kamal is found at an altitude of about 13000 feet to 15000 feet above sea level in Himalayas. This flower is offered at KEDARNATH. This photogrph was taken by me on the banks of Lake Hemkund. Photograph digitalized from eight years old negative.
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Poster: MAHAAVIR DABRAL
Views: 1099
Tags: MAHAAVIR DABRAL  September  2002  HEMKUND SAHIB IN CHAMOLI DISTRICT OF UTTARAKHAND      MINOLTA X-300  51 MM, PRIME LENS    Critique 
Date: Jun 26, 2010

Comments:

 
yuvraj patil     wrote,
@26-06-2010 10:25:54
nice one....................................................................

 
Subramanya Madhyastha     wrote,
@27-06-2010 09:28:04
Sir, this looks completely different from the one which i had posted. I am still confused on the name of my post. I enquired and in kannada almost whoever i enquired states that as "Brahma Kamala"...
nice capture and info.

 
Subramanya Madhyastha     wrote,
@27-06-2010 09:28:04
Sir, this looks completely different from the one which i had posted. I am still confused on the name of my post. I enquired and in kannada almost whoever i enquired states that as "Brahma Kamala"...
nice capture and info.

 
Subramanya Madhyastha     wrote,
@27-06-2010 09:28:05
Sir, this looks completely different from the one which i had posted. I am still confused on the name of my post. I enquired and in kannada almost whoever i enquired states that as "Brahma Kamala"...
nice capture and info.

 
Subramanya Madhyastha     wrote,
@27-06-2010 09:29:17
oops!! Apologies for the same post thrice...

 
Sravan Kumar     wrote,
@27-06-2010 19:38:24
Very nice to see... TFS

 
Sumedha Pohekar     wrote,
@28-06-2010 10:38:53
Subramanya,
There are two flowers known as Brahma Kamal - common names can often be confusing.

The flower posted above is widely known as Brahma Kamal
Scientific name - Saussurea obvallata member of
Asteraceae family
It is native to the Himalayas, India, Northern Burma and South-West China. In Himalayas, it is found at an altitude of around 4500 m (source wikipedia)

The flower you had posted is member of cactus family (Cactaceae) known as Epiphyllum oxypetalum botanically.
Known as Queen of the Night in english and Gul-e-Bakavali in Hindi.
In Maharashtra if you talk about Brahma Kamal, it's taken as "Epiphyllum oxypetalum" and not "Saussurea obvallata". I guess so is the case in Karnataka.

I hope this helps clearing the confusion

 
MAHAAVIR DABRAL     wrote,
@28-06-2010 11:58:43
Ms. Sumedha Pohekar,
Thanks for removing the confusion and enlightening us on the subject.

 
Ranjini Kamath     wrote,
@28-06-2010 13:51:32
Sumedha that will clear all doubts about 'Brahma Kamal'.Yes this is a very common ID mistake..


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