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Fragrant orchid

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Bronxraff, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Bronxraff

    Bronxraff New Member

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    Hi. I’m hoping someone can identify my orchid. I don’t recall the name but was told it is fragrant. I made a mistake and planted it but it’s been removed from the ground!
     

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    That appears to be a Maxillaria tenuifolia although there are many other species or hybrids it could be. Planting it in soil will quickly kill it so I hope it wasn’t like that very long. In nature it would grow on a tree trunk or branch and in cultivation it needs to be potted in bark or tied to a stick. I hope it is still alive.