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VERY fragrant Dendrobium, I suspect "Anosmum" but not sure...

This is a discussion on VERY fragrant Dendrobium, I suspect "Anosmum" but not sure... within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This Dendrobium's perfume is intoxicating and picked up from quite a distance. Magnificent blooms. Can ...

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    Default VERY fragrant Dendrobium, I suspect "Anosmum" but not sure...

    This Dendrobium's perfume is intoxicating and picked up from quite a distance. Magnificent blooms. Can someone confirm it's a Anosmum? Thanks and enjoy!

    Cheers, Michael
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    It could be Dendrobium parishii?

    I haven't seen its canes and its growth, we can easily differentiate them.

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    I agree, looks more like parishii.

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    Default Den parishii

    Is not typical for parishii maybe another variation, for comparison I attached Den parishii.Zain
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    Looks like anosmum to me
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    Looks like parishii. As Derek says the canes would would give us another clue. The canes of my anosmum are quite long and thin and pendulous, while the canes of the parishii are shorter and stouter and semi-bent.Having said that I must admit both of them are very variable. However this seems to be the anosmum blooming season here, and both Phuket and Kedah share the same blooming seasons. I wouldn't rule out the possibility that this could be a cross between anosmum x parishii (I saw a Thai offering of this cross).

    Any way, Michael, this is a very beautiful bloom, good colour and form.

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    I would have to say by seeing what i can see of the canes is that it looks like a Den. parishii. The last two pictures throw me off because the 2 petals are more round on the tips then my parishii....unless its the angle of the picture....nice plant anyhow and what a great smell of course

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    Default The canes...

    Here some photos of the canes as well, perhaps this will help with identification.

    Thanks & Cheers,

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