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Cirrhopetalum "Louis Sander"

This is a discussion on Cirrhopetalum "Louis Sander" within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; As promised, here is a pic of one of those lovely, albeit stinky Bulbos. Lovely ...

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    Default Cirrhopetalum "Louis Sander"

    As promised, here is a pic of one of those lovely, albeit stinky Bulbos.
    Lovely to look at with those great big long flowers, but at a distance!!!!
    It really smells like wet, old running shoes.... he he he
    Hope you like it.
    Cheers
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    I think they are absolutely fascinating flowers! Good growing.

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    Beautiful, but stinky! Did you ever wonder why they smell so bad? Any ideas? Is it to keep bugs away or to draw them in so they get pollinated. Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
    Beautiful, but stinky! Did you ever wonder why they smell so bad? Any ideas? Is it to keep bugs away or to draw them in so they get pollinated. Just wondering.
    It is definitely to do with pollination, apparently these plants are pollinated by small flies. Of course, not all Bulbos stink...the one I posted earlier Bulbophyllum lasiochilum, actually smells wonderful, like raspberries!!
    Anyone else have any idea on why some of these smell soooooooo bad and others so good?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    I think they are absolutely fascinating flowers! Good growing.
    Thanks Kerrie. I got to stop with the weird plant postings!!! he he he
    I will post something more pretty soon I promise...
    He he he
    Cheers

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    Those are brilliant (my new favorite word!)

    Cheers,
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    Brilliant huh? great word...keep on using it...it tends to cover most things on here too! hehe he

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Very nice!
    Thank you, he is a funny looking little thing huh?
    BTW what is the photo on your avatar, it is intriguing!!! he he

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozorchid View Post
    Thank you, he is a funny looking little thing huh?
    BTW what is the photo on your avatar, it is intriguing!!! he he
    'Sanders' Looks a lot like my B. ornatissimum

    Quote Originally Posted by ozorchid View Post
    BTW what is the photo on your avatar, it is intriguing!!! he he


    That would be Peanut, one of the forum mascots. She's done a number of 'photo shoots' which have been displayed on this forum. Probably one of her most 'artistic' would be her "Jurasic Park" series. This link should work:

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...continued.html

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