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This is a discussion on Orchids that are Fragrant - the List for Margo within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; These are my fragrant Paph list with fragrance description and a couple that are reportedly ...
These are my fragrant Paph list with fragrance description and a couple that are reportedly fragrant
armeniacum - daffodil
delenatii - citrus, peppery
emersonii - chocolate, vanilla
kolopakingii - honeysuckle
malipoense - raspberries
This is my short list of fragrant species, LOL. Most, if not all species of Aerangis, Angraecum , Aeranthus, Aeranthes and Aeridesare are fragrant. Besides nodosa, all species of Brassavola are fragrant. Brassia (Ada.) allenii smells like honey. Most Cattleya and Laelia species are fragrant. Let's not forget Neofinetia falcata. Most Stanhopea species are very fragrant. The following list of Maxillari are too (some have been moved into other genera and they are noted:
acutifolia (rufescens etc)
alba (Dendrobium album )
amparoana (ringens etc)
anatomorum (venusta etc)
aromatica (Lycaste a)
articulata (rufescens etc)
atropurpurea (Bifrenaria etc)
balsamea (Lycaste cruenta etc)
barringtoniae (ciliata ) (Lycaste etc)
boothii (Epidendrum etc)
brenesi (ringens etc)
brevispatha (Lycaste etc)
callichroma (setigera etc)
camaridii (Ornithidium album)
ciliata LDL (barringtoniae etc)
ciliata (Lycaste )
citrina (xanthina) (Promenaea etc)
colleyi (Batemania )
concava (Xylobium foveatum)
consobrina (Lycaste )
costata (Lycaste )
crassifolia (gatunensis) (sessilis)
crinita (Lycaste )
deppei (Lycaste etc)
eburnea (grandiflora etc)
flagellifera (steelii) (Scuticara )
foveata (stachyobiorium) (Xylobium foveatum)
fulvescens (Lycaste )
fuscata (kreysigii) (leucocheile) (monoceras)
galeata (Gongora etc)
gatunensis (crassifolia etc)
gigantea (Lycaste etc)
gracilis (punctata) (queirogana)
graminea (Koelensteinia )
grandiflora (eburnea) (lehmanni)
harrisoniae (Bifrenaria )
irridifolia (Malleola )
jugosa (Colax, Zygopetalum jugosum)
kalbreyeri (venusta etc)
kreysigii (picta etc)
lasioglossa (Lycaste )
lehmanni (grandiflora etc)
leiantha (Lycaste )
leptosepala (setigera etc)
leucocheile (picta etc)
luteo-alba (luteo-grandiflora) (triloris)
macrobulbon (Lycaste )
marginata (tricolor) (Lycaste t)
monoceres (picta etc)
neglecta (Ornithidium etc)
palmifolia (Xylobium palmifolium)
picta (fuscata) (kresigii) SW (leucocheile) (monoceras) (rupestris) I
pubigera (Bifrenaria harrisoniae etc)
punctata (gracilis etc)
queirogana (gracillis etc)
racemosa (Adipa etc)
ringens (amparoana) (brenesii)
rufescens (acutifolia) (articulata)
rupestris (picta etc)
sessilis (crassifolia etc)
setigera (callichroma) (leptosepala)
skinneri (Lycaste s etc)
spathacea (Bifrenaria harrisoniae)
stachyobiorum (foveata etc)
steelii (flagellifera etc)
superba (Govenia s etc)
tetragona (Bifrenaria t)
tricolor (marginata etc)
triloris (luteo-alba etc)
venusta (anatomorum) (kalbreyeri)
virginalis (Lycaste )
warreana (warrea )
xanthina (citrina) (Promenaea )
Last edited by Ron-NY; June 7th, 2009 at 09:52 AM.
Paph. hangianum is also fragrant. Supposed to be sweet, honeylike fragrance.
Hmmmm...let me think...I might have to go outside and really consider which ones were fragrant.
Enc. cordigera rosea...really powerful sweet fragrance
Enc. bractescens very fragrant
Enc. rufa had a fresh fragrance
Enc. phoenicea is known to have a chocolate fragrance
Den. unicum smells like crayons
Ron, This is a biiiiiiiggggggggg list...
Thank you all! I knew my list will be big...! Now I have to find info about all of them and pick what I can grow here.
when it comes to fragrant orchids, the list can be very long. The list I posted is small compared to the # of orchids that are fragrant. I didn't even touch on Bulbos, some are nicely fragrant while others are best described by stink over fragrance
woo hooo!!! Paphs are number 1!!!!
as a suggestion, you may want to try out some of the Paph hybrids like Lynleigh Koopowitz for ease of culture too... hybrid vigour and all that stuff.
re Cymbidiums, you may want to limit it to the Chinese Cymbidiums then, they don't need the cool down in winter.
and Carrie, thumbs up for all those Paphs! I've not heard of Paph American, is it a complex? Also, How bout a couple more
Last edited by bench72; June 7th, 2009 at 04:04 PM. Reason: forgot...
YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH , Tim, my list seems to be helpful for you too!!!
I do have a few fragrant, but non of them are paphs. I have two catts, two vandas, two dends... I think that's about it. I also have some baby vandas and few of them are supposed to be fragrant but it will take a while until they bloom. I do have some more comming next week, but they are mostly babies and I don't know yet what will be fragrant.
hahah... yes, these lists are very handy... not very good for the grow space that is at bursting point... but what can you do... i've just ordered a couple more flasks, and some other plants which I have to pick up at the end of the month... *sigh* such a long time to wait
This is an awesome list. I think I will compile it into different sections so I can easily sort paphs, cattleya, maxillari, etc... WOW. Nice going folks!!