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Orchid: Christmas Orchid Cattleya percivaliana

FAMILY: ORCHIDACEAE (Orchid Family)

Not all orchids have scents that match their beauty. Our Cattleya percivaliana has a fetid fragrance that smells something like a stinkbug! It's known as the Christmas Orchid in Venezuela, because it blooms during the holidays in the Southern Hemisphere.