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Vanda roeblingiana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by bunch_of_roots, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. bunch_of_roots

    bunch_of_roots New Member

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    Late post for this one. This is my first time blooming this guy. I grow it outdoors in a claypot with LECA.

    This species is supposed to be fragrant, but I have not detected any. Can anyone confirm if this one is fragrant or not?

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice showing. Looks like it is on a small plant, too.
     
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    Mine is not fragrant too.
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just went and checked for fragrance on the V roeblingiana I could easily reach. I didn't detect a fragrance. But that doesn't mean that it isn't fragrant at some time under some conditions. I once spent quite a bit of effort checking Dendrobium (Cadetia) chionanthum for fragrance because I was writing an article about the species. I tried at different times of day (and night) and on cloudy and sunny days. I finally found the conditions that it was fragrant in my greenhouse. It was around 11 am just after it had been watered.
     
  5. bunch_of_roots

    bunch_of_roots New Member

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    I am not sure if this clone is fragrant or not. For the past 3 years I've had it, I never smelled anything during the morning, day, or night. I haven't tried smelling after it was watered.

    My other roeblingiana is fragrant during the day. The fragrance smells like cypress.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I know with Vanda amesiana, some clones are very fragrant and others have no fragrance at all. This may be another instance.