Gongora gratulabunda smells like allspice and nutmeg.
In order to transfer the fragrance to his hind legs, the bee releases his hold on the lip. He then slides down the column back end first, and through the chute formed by petals and column. At the end of the column, the bee first passes the concave stigmatic surface and then the anther cap.
On his first trip to the Gongora flower, the bee picks up the pollinarium. At a subsequent flower the pollinia are deposited on the sticky stigmatic surface, thus achieving pollination. Orchid flowers employing this kind of mechanism to achieve pollination are called 'fall-through' flowers. Stanhopea is another example. These flowers are fantastic!