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Tuberolabium odoratissimum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Nisanisa, May 25, 2020.

  1. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Active Member

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    There are four inflorescences, but this is the first to open. I don't detect any smell. It grows vigorously in a wood. And it's really love rain.
     

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  2. DanaRaluca

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    Nice little one. Thank you for sharing it
     
  3. Nisanisa

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    Thanks Dana...
    And they last longer than what I thought. It's been six days since the first flower opened. And they still open till now
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is very nice. Odd that it would be named Tuberolabium odoratissimum and not be fragrant. Have you tried it at different times of day? Also, I checked the spelling in KEW. Shall I correct the spelling in the title?
     
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    Thanks Marni
    Yes, correct it please. I might make mistakes, it such a long name.
    I still have three others spikes. i hope they will bloom in a time, I suppose the scent will be easier to detect. Also, we have rain almost every day. Do you think the rain affected the scent?
     
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    Oh yes... I have just tried to smell it again. It is 06.25 am here. So, we have to smell it very close to detect the faint scent, which is not so easy due to the place where I mount the plant...
    It has very nice scent, so soft. I think I don't have enough vocabularies to define the scent.
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nisa, I do know that one plant that I have (Cadetia chionantha) seems only to be fragrant around 11 am IF it gets watered. And even then it isn't overwhelming to me. I suspect that this sort of thing is timed for the pollinator.
     
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    Could be. So far I have never seen any pollinator around. Perhaps that is why the flowers last quite long?
    Thanks for correcting the title...
     
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