It produces its own heat to attract insects, then closes and releases its prey the next day." Some orchids and bromeliads bloom when the sun goes down, McLaughlin says; the white-blossomed Brassavola
orchid, and Tillandsia dodsonii, a bromeliad with yellow, pink or white blooms, are two examples.
I reflected upon all this beneath a canopy of blossoming cattleyas; clusters of Brassavola
fragrans, not visible to the eye, filled the air with savage sweetness.