Schoenorchis fragrans - A true MINIATURE in the orchid world

 Schoenorchis fragrans
     A true MINIATURE in the orchid world. Our introduction to this plant was by an older gentleman wearing it as a lapel pin on his suit at an orchid show. It was a mature plant in full splendorous bloom—and less than the size of a quarter!!! Though named for its fragrance, the flowers are so small that it’s most certainly NOT overpowering. Closeup, the fragrance reminds me of grape Koolaid. No orchid grower can use the excuse that they’re out of space for this one!