Almost all brassia (Brassia) smell sweet-cloying, but very difficult. They pleasantly surprise with the ability to envelop in a romantic cloud any medium room. The exception is the light aroma of arched brassia (Brassia arcuigera) with the smell of rotting meat, but surprisingly beautiful flowering.
Fragrant brassia captivates not only in size (up to 70 cm), but also in large pseudobulbs of a strongly oblate oval shape with sharp edges, partially hidden, with scales sitting very tightly in huge families. Long, wide, folded along, lanceolate, half-meter and stiff leaves at the top of the pseudobulb look very impressive.
And the arched peduncles growing from the base of the pseudobulb produce two rows of symmetrical and surprisingly graceful flowers resembling a spider with hard, spread out, narrow and sharpened petals in a thread. Continue reading