Odd plant flowers

The Snark

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This is a bush commonly found around here that practices being just plain weird. It's common name/term is cow-leung, white-yellow.The flowers open up overnight, a bright white. Then some time during the following day, usually in the afternoon, they suddenly turn yellow. I mean instantly. A flower a few minutes earlier that was white is now yellow. I keep watching to see the transition but so far have missed it.
 

Draketeeth

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The flowers have a really interesting shape to them, almost like fan blades. How big are the flowers? How big is the bush?
 

The Snark

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Bush gets up to about 6 foot tall. Flowers are always a uniform 2 1/2 inches.
 

Galapoheros

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I'm kind of interested in that plant and couldn't find the common name on the internet associated with that plant. Is that the only name the locals call it?
 

schmiggle

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They look a bit like some gardenias, but those seem to have eight petals...does anybody know about gardenias that have other numbers of petals? Otherwise I will keep looking. :) Always down for a plant ID puzzle, except sometimes.
 

Biollantefan54

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Based on my zero knowledge of plants but my decent researching skills...I am thinking Gardenia tubifera?
 
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