I recently noted that the greenhouse is very fragrant at present and another of the scented orchids is this very spectacular gongora species.
Gongora scaphephorus has some of the largest flowers amongst our gongora species as well as the longest spikes, making it one of the most spectacular.
Gongora scaphephorus is native to wet forests in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia from 500 to 1200m and is pollinated by euglossine bees in common with other members of the genus.
As well as looking and smelling fantastic this species has longer lasting flowers than many Gongoras. The only problem we find is making sure that there is free space for the fast growing flower spikes so that they don’t get caught up in the bench or other plants.