This orchid really is FRAGRANT! I have them growing all around me here in Aquismon and their distribution extends all the way in to central America. They bloom in May and June here but I understand from Weyman that they may begin blooming in February further south. I also have seen the select GIANT form growing in Chiapas and the flowers are at least twice as large as the local variety. Weyman also tells me of an emerald green form which grows on a mountain near Cordoba Veracruz. This plant is a weed! It grows in any collection almost anywhere in the world. Encyclia fragrans and chacoensis have similar plants and flowers, BUT, the fragrans has only one leaf and the chacoensis plant has a silvery or greyish cast to it. They both SMELL differently than the radiata.
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