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Ancistrochilus rothschildianus 'Hopbrook' x self

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by naoki, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    This is the first bloom of these plants (in a compot).

    I got a flask of Ancistrochilus rothschildianus 'Hopbrook' x self (TN7960) from Troy Meyers in Jan, 2016. So it took exactly 3 years after deflasking. Seeds were from Lawrence Schweitzer.

    I'm growing at the intermediate temp, max/min of 86-80/65-60F year round.

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  2. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Very beautiful. Both the photos and the flowers. :) Thank you for sharing.
    Is it fragrant? - I think it is supposed to be, isn't it?
     
  3. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Nice work! Looks like a happy plant.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Very nice - I too am curious about smell. Mine smells like plastic, not entirely pleasant. My plant is a few weeks behind you. I just wish constantly that Anc. thomsonianus would find a way here from Europe/Cameroon.
     
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  6. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Dana, after Calvin pointed it out, I went to sniff the flower. It does have weird and complex smell, indeed. At first, I detected tiny bit of bull frogs freshly flattened on the road in the rain. But then I thought it was actually closer to an Asian plant species, Houttuynia cordata. Wikipedia says that the common names are fish mint, chameleon plant, etc. I wouldn't say that it is pleasant nor stinky.
     
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    Thank you very much. :) Sounds very complex indeed.
     
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    I've always though my plant smelled like a fish market. Not particularly pleasant.