Tuberose - Rajanigandha


Tuberose, rajanigandha

***** Location: India
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"The Fragrance of the Night" in Sanskrit

They have an intense, almost magical sweet scent when they blossom at night.

The tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)
is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a middle note in perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system. It consists of about 12 species. Polianthes means "many flowers" in Greek language.

The tuberose is a night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico along with every other species of Polianthes. It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.

Members of the closely related genus Manfreda are often called "tuberoses".
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autumn equinox ...
the scent of rajanigandha lingers
outside my window

Shared by Sandip Sital Chauhan
Joys of Japan, August 2012


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***** . Haiku from Punjab .


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