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Warmingia eugenii

Caution: hot metal

Warmingia eugenii

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista, via Wikimedia Commons

Only half of all orchids are fragrant—but what a range of scents! There are orchids that smell like grapefruit, coconut, cinnamon, citrus, other flowers (rose, jasmine, freesia), vanilla…and rotting meat (the better to attract flies). Warmingia eugenii conjures the smell of hot metal.