"Honorary angraecoid" I was delighted to see this seedling plant bloom for the first time. Until recently, I had only seen this species in books; trust me when I say that pictures are no substitute for the real thing. I think the lip alone is exquisite, but I find the elongated pedicellate ovary quite remarkable in both its length and shape. At night it has a pleasant fragrance that is fresh and clean. I have been growing this plant warm, very humid with brisk air movement and very bright (5000fc, just 1-5cm from the 400w metal halide lamp). The average day temperature ranges from 29-32°C/84-90°F and the average night temperature is 17-21°C/64-70°F. Brassavola cucullata's native habitat has a remarkably broad distribution: Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominica, the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, Venezuelan Antilles, Trindad-Tobago, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela and Colombia.