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Dendrobium fimbriatum var. oculatum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by rico, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. rico

    rico Active Member

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    This isn't as good a blooming as last year, but it might not be done yet. Last year it grew another spike after the others had already dropped their flowers. I was considering getting rid of this plant but I think I should keep it now. It has been in the open this blooming and I've discovered it has a strong, and pleasant, fragrance of cloves. IOSPE says it should smell sour (sounds rather unpleasant to me) and I'm glad it doesn't; I don't consider cloves to be sour but maybe others do... Anyway it's a nice plant, I hope you enjoy the flowers and I wish you could smell them too!


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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very cheery flowers and nicely bloomed.

    I personally like the smell of cloves and really enjoy orchids with that fragrance. That seems to be a common fragrance among orchids so there must be a group of insects that are attracted to that smell. Anyone know?
     
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    The fragrance of cloves? Interesting. I didn't detect any fragrance on mine. I wish they will bloom again so I can smell the flowers...
     
  4. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Beautiful flowers. :) and the fragrance sounds great, too.
     
  5. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Pretty color!