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Bulbo nymphopolitanum

This is a discussion on Bulbo nymphopolitanum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A bit stinky but not overly so. Some others in this section are much worse....

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    A bit stinky but not overly so. Some others in this section are much worse.



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    Wow, that one is red. Ron, do you find the darker in color bulbos have a stronger fragrance (more rancid) or is it pretty much a mix?

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    Bruce...it is a mix...now that I think about it, most of the smelly ones do have a labellum that is red though... dead and rotting meat color or open wound color, LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Bruce...it is a mix...now that I think about it, most of the smelly ones do have a labellum that is red though... dead and rotting meat color or open wound color, LOL
    That is what I was getting at, Ron. It seems that they not only 'look' like some type of flesh, they 'smell' that way too when darker red and brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    That is what I was getting at, Ron. It seems that they not only 'look' like some type of flesh, they 'smell' that way too when darker red and brown.

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    The ones with "bad" fragrance have odors that vary from low tide-fishy-rotting fish to feces -rotting meat fragrances. Some of these fragrances can be light, some can be overbearing, depends on the species. These are the species that attract flies for fertilization purposes. I think Bulbo phalaenopsis has the musty odor of a mouse's nest.

    I assume that the ones with over-ripe fruit fragrance attract fruit flies. The vast majority don't have any fragrance.

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    Diane sent Louis a bublo phalaenopsis division that is finally large enough to bloom. I keep waiting on it to bloom. The leaves are something like 3 feet long on this guy. hehe... I bet it will be something since it is so large. I am glad to know it will not have a rotting meat fragrance.

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    LOL, glad you like mouse nest fragrance... phalaenopsis is a very cool Bulbo. That is one species that you don't want to purchase as a seedling, LOL...unless you are 5 years old and very patient.

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    LOL. Yes, The division Diane sent to Louis was a mature division. I posted a photo on here when we got it. I'll go out and snap another and put in the non-blooming section. It has grown a large new growth.

    BTW - not looking forward to the 'souris parfum', but would rather have that in the GH than the rotting flesh fragrance.

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    I actually don't mind the bad fragrances in the greenhouse...kitchen I would...Right now there are 50 Milts blooming and right in front of the intake vent...I am tempted to cut all the flowers...I had a headache from them within an hour of greenhouse work yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I actually don't mind the bad fragrances in the greenhouse...kitchen I would...Right now there are 50 Milts blooming and right in front of the intake vent...I am tempted to cut all the flowers...I had a headache from them within an hour of greenhouse work yesterday.
    We have one milt in bloom and it is very sweet. I guess several would be overwhelming!

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