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Are any of these Paph species fragrant?

This is a discussion on Are any of these Paph species fragrant? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen I have insign, bellatulum, niveum, druryi. I cna tell ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen View Post
    I have insign, bellatulum, niveum, druryi. I cna tell that they are not fragrant.
    Fren did tell you the paph species that are fragrant. Most of the time, their hybrids are also fragrant.
    I wonder where my guy would have got the scent from then?

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    Fragrance is a recessive trait so once in a while, you got a plant with fragrant flowers out of no where. Some other time, since smelling is also a personally genetic and subjective trait, your nose might recognize something or certain smell (or fragrance) that other people do not perceive. So if you can describe the fragrance then we might be able to speculate further ...
    So have fun!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Well, it's not in bloom any more but from what I remember the fragrance was very faint and quite fresh....but more rosy fresh than green, grassy fresh if that makes any sense? It definitely had a smell as I sniffed the other paph just to compare and make sure I wasn't imagining things and that one had no scent.

    Intriguing

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    ditto to above. I don't remember brachy species as being fragrant, but some of the parvis (del, mali) usually are. Lynleigh Koopowitz varies from plant to plant but many have a delightful raspberries & cream scent. the coryopedilum multiflorals often have a faint spicy scent, neither attractive to me nor unpleasant. Maudiae-types often seem to have a mild "dusty" scent to me. but there is a very short list of "desirable" paph scents.

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