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Bc. Star Ruby: fragrant?

This is a discussion on Bc. Star Ruby: fragrant? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm thinking about adding one of these to my "next order" list. It's B. nodosa ...

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    Default Bc. Star Ruby: fragrant?

    I'm thinking about adding one of these to my "next order" list. It's B. nodosa x C. Batalinii, which itself is C. bicolor x C. intermedia. This ought to be a fragrant one, from both sides, I would think? I don't have a great handle on how some of these traits are passed on or not, though -- I have a couple with a fair amount of B. nodosa in them that have no scent at all. Just curious, if anyone has this one or has sniffed it at a show. The flowers look fun, anyway.

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    I would guess that it would be fragrant also. If you enjoy the blooms, why not just give it a shot. New orchids are always fun.

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    I would think it has got to be fragrant. It sure is a pretty one

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    I have seen it listed online as fragrant. I've never gotten to sniff for myself, though.

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    I would not expect it to be fragrant. Very few of the Bassovola hybrids show much fragrance.

    This may be because nodosa is fertilized by a night moth and thus know as Lady of the night because of releasing its fragrance at night to attract the moth.

    The Cattleya parents are fertilized and release their fragrance in the daylight. The confusion may be a reason why so few hybrid are fragrant.

    Also nodosa passes on to most of its offspring the genetic traits that are not dominate. This is why so many offspring are colored and spotted while nodosa is white and no spots.

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    Can't remember but I think it is fragrant. My plant has four new leads coming away and as they seem to bloom as soon as they mature, so unless someone else answers your query, you will have to wait a couple of months for an answer from me.

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