Christian, I can attest to the fact that my Night Blooming Cereus blooms every month at the time of the full moon, from May until September or October. I have watched this phenomena for years and find it very consistent. Though it may have a number of flowers during a given flush, they will all open with the full moon or 2 days either side of it. Bob Hoel Elmhurst, IL USA On Oct 14, 2012, at 8:13 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:52:18 +0200 > From: Christian Lachaud <email@example.com> > Subject: [pbs] Saffron Harvest in Kansas City > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Message-ID: > <CADu6RRJ_1U31cT+i2VZz9JH_H_fDnDdue3XZufiHni3aFPy9rw@mail.gmail.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 > > Dear M. Waddick, > > Here (Southern Urop'), we are reaching a first blooming peak today. > > A few months ago, I ran some statistics on previous years' blooming series > gathered from different saffron farmers, looking for correlations between > C. sativus blooming and the lunar cycle. > There is some significant effect with the new and full moons, where C. > sativus synchronizes in the field. > > Does anyone knows about other species behaving this way ? if scholars > investigated the phenomenon ? and what hypotheses have been considered to > explain blooming synchronization with the lunar phase ?