I have a question, I also have one of this orchids. I have posted the pictures at the begining of this year. ISCHEL1 (mary) told me that it is called COCHLEATA and that it is the national orchid of Beliz, and that they call it simply ..the black orchid". Mine had no smell. Ron-NY told me that sometimes COCHLEATA needs bfight light to give fragrance.
My question is: is Margarita`s orchid COCHLEATA?
My thread is Cattleya from 17 January 2009.