Unique Tissue Cultured Plant Blooms at SAC
Mangaluru: Tissue culture generated Epiphyllum oxy petalum plant produced by the Laboratory of Applied Biology, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru, has started flowering. It flowers only once a year and at night from around 10 PM till early morning around five AM.
In Kannada it is called ‘Queen of the Night’ or ‘IruluThavare’. It is also called mistakenly Brahma Kamala as it resembles another plant Saussurea obvallata which is found in the Himalayas and also flowers only at night. Epipyllum is a Cactus and a shrub where as Saussurea belongs to the Sunflower family and is a climber.