This seems to be the week of scented orchids and we have another scented species today.
This rewarding little species is found across South America where it grows both in hot lowland forest and cooler montane forest up to 1800m. The plant shown here grows in our Cool Americas section where if produces strong plants with masses of flowers in the summer.
This Maxillaria species has flowers with long curling petals and a strong pleasant fragrance. The flowers are produced in profusion from last year’s pseudobulb each on individual stems.