Panarica brassavolae

Panarica brassavolae - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Panarica brassavolae grows in Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in lower wet mountain forests. It is cool to warm growing and fragrant and blooms pretty much any time except winter. The genus Panarica contains 6 species growing in Panama and Costa Rica. These were separated from Encyclia for technical reasons. Dry winter rest, good watering during the growing season.