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Fragrant Bublophyllum

This is a discussion on Fragrant Bublophyllum within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am branching out and today received the following Bulbophyllum. I guess I should have ...

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    Default Fragrant Bublophyllum

    I am branching out and today received the following Bulbophyllum. I guess I should have done more research regarding their "fragrance"!
    Well, I did find that the carunculatum isn't something you want too close to your nose when in flower! But I can't find anything else about the other 2... any help???


    Bulb. annandelii
    Bulb. carunculatum
    Bulb. harbrotianum

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    What I found so far is that Bulb. annandelei is stinky too. I don't know if you want me to be more specific with what the scent supposedly resembled or not. The flowers look cool, though.

    Also, I read that Bulb. carunculatum resembles the smell of 'hard apple cider' but only if you put your nose close. Again, cool flowers.

    I can't find anything regarding a scent for Bulb. harbrotianum, though. Maybe no news is good news!

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    I have never heard of harbrotianum. The name sent me searching and Kew does not have that name as a species nor a synonym...I don't have any idea of what you have??? Make sure you post a pic when it blooms and bring my attention to the post please, Howard. Name wise..the closest to it would be harposepalum (not a common species) B. carunculatum is not offensive. B annandalei (note correct spelling) you will really like...very cool species from the Section Cirrhopetalum

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    Thanks Ron. I haven't been able to find any info on 'harbortianum' either and wonder if it is a 'typo' on the part of the vendor or what. The misspell on the annandalei was from the vendor.... not me 'cause I can barely spell my own name!!!!!

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    Howard, I think you're right that it is another typo. I think the vendor put an extra 'r'. Try searching for Bulbophyllum habrotinum. I still haven't found anything about its scent, but you can at least see what it looks like.

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    Well, if this is the real deal, I'm impressed!!!!! Thanks for the information.
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    No problem. I look forward to seeing the pictures when your new orchids bloom.

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    wow, looks like u've gone for some very impressive looking Bulbo's... never mind the fragrance... it becomes part of the fun in the end.. esp when u ask a friend to have a go at sniffing it

    if ur after a sweet smelling Bulbo, look for Bulbophyllum bicolor.

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    You're sooooo very bad, Tim!!!

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