Monday, April 30, 2012

Bunga Bakawali Epiphyllum oxypetalum

A time lapse photo shots of our recent bakawali.  I have to thank you Izyan, Sadon, Saiful, Salim, Jaja and Nizam. They took turns to look after the whole video and photo sessions, and viewed for themselves the rare bakawali blooming and smelled for themselves the extravagant fragrance. Erina from Putrajaya who happened to be here popped in to see a part of the process. 


I remembered about a blogger friend who asked for 4 bunga bakawali as traditional treatment for her sick brother. Kakdah will dry the flower , and will soon get 3 more for her.

But the whole flowering process is unique, opening just for the night....


BUNGA BAKAWALI close-up 7.00pm

bunga bakawali 7.00pm

bunga bakawali 7.30pm

bunga bakawali 8.00pm

bunga bakawali 8.30pm

bunga bakawali 9.00 pm

bunga bakawali 9.30pm

bunga bakawali 10.00pm

bunga bakawali 10.30pm

bunga bakawali 11.00pm

bunga bakawali 11.30pm

bunga bakawali 12.00pm

 after midnight

bunga bakawali 12.30am

bunga bakawali 1.00am

bunga bakawali 1.30am

bunga bakawali 2.00am

bunga bakawali 2.30am

bunga bakawali 3.00am

bunga bakawali 3.30am

bunga bakawali 4.00am
bunga bakawali 4.30am

bunga bakawali 5.00am

bunga bakawali 5.30am

bunga bakawali 6.00am
bunga bakawali 6.30am

bunga bakawali 7.00am



bangchik and kakdah
pasir gudang, johor

14 comments:

  1. incredibly beautiful and sad!

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    1. Yes, as birth and death wrapped in a package, all over within the same night.

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    1. The beauty plus the heavenly fragrance!

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  3. abang chik...best nya gambaq ..saya ingat lagi 1st time tgk bunga bakawali di Gunung Jerai kembang waktu malam wangi sangat..dalam suasana sunyi dan sejuk di gunung.... teringat lak lagu M Nasir bunga bakawali..... goodjob bang chik!!!

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    1. Kata orang, Ada lagi yang keluar selain wangi mengharum..... Yang itu kena tunggu, tenguk Dan amati betul-betul. Yang bernasib baik saja Akan berpeluang melihat........... Haha.

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    2. saya ada dgr jugak..kembang bakawali berenjis darah... betul ke mitos?

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    3. Masa kelopak bunga bakawali mula terbuka, yang keluar adalah aroma wangian yang sangat mengasyikan. Renjisan darah saya tak nampak...... biar itu kekal sebagai mitos saja.

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  4. wow... cantiknya... subhanallah...

    nak cari juga la benih / pokok ni...

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    1. Baru ni kakdah semai berpuluh anak bakawali. Hampir semiannual hidup.

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  5. You really took a lot of trouble to capture this flower for each hour from one night to early morning.
    Its a pity the flower last only a night.
    I guess she is a queen of the night - this Cactus Orchid.

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    1. Bakawali is definitely the queen! No other flower can beat her heavenly fragrance........

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  6. trma kaseh for all the effort,, sy dpt tgk bnga bakawali, first time dlm hidup sy, wpun hnya dlm gmbr,,happy to see this

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