Smilliae the ‘purple-nosed’ orchid,
had a very purple nose
And if you ever saw it,
You’d surely say it glows.
Just like most many orchids, flowers are certainly most helpful in identification. The structure of the inflorescence of this species is quite distinctive, and has earned it the common name of ‘Bottlebrush Orchid’. The Botanic Gardens are certainly one of the best places to see them up close. Bless those gardeners who tend to them.