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Cloud Forest

Step into a realm of high mountains

Enter the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world veiled in mist. Take in breath-taking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems. And learn about rare plants and their fast-disappearing environment.

  • Indoor temperature range: 23°C to 25°C

SCENTSATIONAL ORCHIDS

GET A SCENT OF THE BLOOMING WONDERS

Event Details

  • Friday, 19 Apr – Sunday, 22 Sep 2019

  • 9.00am - 9.00pm

  • Admission charge to Cloud Forest applies.

  • Orchids belong to one of the most diverse families in the plant kingdom. While they are known and appreciated for their variety of flowers, some have also developed an assortment of smells and strategies to attract pollinators. From the sweet perfume of Phalaenopsis bellina to the intense fragrance of Maxillaria tenuifolia, learn about the different smells that orchids produce and take in the scents at the Fragrance Box in Gardens by the Bay’s latest orchid display in Cloud Forest.

Orchid Highlights

Phalaenopsis bellina

  • Phalaenopsis bellina

    Scent Group: Sweet Floral

    • Native to Borneo
    • Can be found growing in shady, humid, lowland and swampy riverine forests. Often, low down on trees, near or on branches overhanging stream banks 
    • Highly fragrant flowers, commonly use in breeding to produce scented Phalaenopsis

Rhyncattleanthe Duh's Passion 'Spring'

  • Rhyncattleanthe Duh's Passion 'Spring'

    Scent Group: Intense Floral

    • Hybrid between Rhyncattleanthe Duh's Sweet × Rhyncattleanthe Love Passion, registered with RHS in 2007
    • This hybrid is awarded First Class Certificate (FCC) by the American Orchid Society (AOS) as a measure of flower quality.
    • Cluster of orange flowers with maroon ruffled lips and yellow throat
    • Deeply fragrant with a sweet citrus smell throughout the whole day

Maxillaria tenuifolia

  • Maxillaria tenuifolia   

    Scent Group: Intense Floral

    • Native distribution: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras,  Nicaragua  and Costa Rica
    • Can be found growing on trees in open or dense forests
    • Medium sized, cool to hot growing, epiphyte or occasional terrestrial
    • This orchid is also commonly known as The Coconut Orchid as the flowers smell strongly of coconut.

Epidendrum hugomedinae

  • Epidendrum hugomedinae 

    Scent Group: Delicate Floral

    • Native distribution: Ecuador
    • Small sized, cool growing epiphyte
    • Attractive cluster of white flowers with purple marking lips and purple tinged leaves
    • Flowers are sweetly-scented similar to Jasmine. Smell are found to be strongest at noon.
Curious to find out more?
Find out more about the unique habitat in Cloud Forest by joining a free “ASK Me!” guided tour of selected areas in the conservatory. Pick up amazing facts about the plants on display and be inspired to play a part in protecting the environment!

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