This choice species has wonderful little leaves that look like cucumbers
(hence its name). Also sometimes referred to as Dockrillia cucumerina,
it is a native of Australia. Its one of those orchids thats
fragrant (foul smelling). Thankfully, you have to get really
close at just the right time of day to smell it. It is best grown mounted.
We were the thrilled recipients of TWO awards in 2006 from the American
Orchid Society on our cucumerinums. Pictured is Mem. Stanford Madsen
AM/AOS. We named the other one Mem. Grace Madsen CCM/AOS.
The names are after grandparents; one a loving nurturer and the other
a sturdy and loving provider.
Our seedlings are our cross between these two award winners.