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Brassavola cucullata (Species)

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru of coastal rainforests at elevations up to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect to ascending, slender, terete, jointed stems enveloped by white, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-subulate, terete, fleshy coriaceous leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a short to 8" [20 cm] long peduncle that is borne at the junction of the single leaf and terete stem and carrying musty-soap scented flowers. One to two flowered, epiphytic plant that smells somewhat skunky at night, grows best mounted on wood.

Brassavola cucullata

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