|Sumedha Pohekar wrote,|
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
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