Monday, September 21, 2015

Pretty picture: Maxillaria cucullata

First time for Maxillaria cucullata, though we've seen M. tenuifolia a couple times before (2012, 2014).

Only a close-up; I did take wider shots, but they didn't turn out well because the camera was confused about where to focus.

I think these flowers are prettier than those of M. tenuifolia. Granted, that's not a particularly high compliment.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Whilst tenuifolia's flowers are certainly not ostentatious, I wouldn't say they're unattractive. But there is little doubt that tenuifolia's biggest selling point/feature is its flowers' fragrance.

Nice spotting on this cucullata. I have one but without the spots. (Much prefer the spotted version.)