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Haraella odorata... of whatta?

This is a discussion on Haraella odorata... of whatta? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I keep reading that it's fragrant (plus the name sort of implies the same) but ...

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    Default Haraella odorata... of whatta?

    I keep reading that it's fragrant (plus the name sort of implies the same) but I'm yet to find out what the scent actually is. Any ideas?

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    They need a scratch and sniff website for orchids....someday maybe.
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    Some say it smells sweet , mine smells like plastic to me . Gin

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    I'm glad someone actually knew -- good job Gin.

    I would have said from the name it was likely to have "Hella Odorata" -- you know smelly feet or dead animal carcas.

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    thanks for the laugh ! I had a plant called Mtdm. Hawaiian Sunset sounds nice,smelled like cat P ... Gin

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    I've never noticed any scent from mine. But then too, mine is in a terr so every chance that I'd miss it in any event.

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    It's a good question, but like Pavel, I've never detected a scent. I haven't done the Hoa stick-your-nose-in-every-flower thing, but no scent comes to mind.

    I'll check it out next time around, but that could be a few months.

    Pavel - how's her lordship doing?

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    Mine smells like a spice, I can't tell what spice, some people said it is a lemon spice.

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    I couldn't smell my haraella odorata, some said it was faintly fishy , and yes my hawaiian sunset smells like cat pee. Here is my haraella.
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    Thank you guys! I was hoping for something nice and smelly so might give this one a miss... at least for now.

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