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It DOES have fragrance! clamshell orchid

This is a discussion on It DOES have fragrance! clamshell orchid within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Ron-NY My chocleata is very fragrant. I ended up trading off my ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    My chocleata is very fragrant. I ended up trading off my Green Hornet because it looked too much like my cochleata
    Ron, I read here about your trade, but can't find it now...
    All this name changes are so confusing... I purchased mine couple of months ago and the tag is Encyclia...
    Anyway, Do you think your cochleata could be confused?! LOL (it does say "non-fragrant flowers" at IOSPE)

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    IOSPE is a great resource but sometimes the info can be slightly diferent to what you experience with your orchid, with some orchids some of the same species have a scent develop and others dont, while working on a project on another site we found that the info on there isnt always to be taken as gospel.

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    Thanks, Carrie! I'll keep that in mind.
    Ron, apparently I am confused not your cochleata... LOL

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    Prosthechea cochleata, formerly known as Encyclia cochleata, Anacheilium cochleatum, and Epidendrum cochleatum and commonly referred to as the Cockleshell Orchid or Clamshell Orchid. It is the National flower of Belize.

    Margo...no problem...I live in a perpetual state of confusion ( The state is between New Jersey and Quebec Canada )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Enc Green Hornet is a primary hybrid of Enc cochleatum X lancifolium
    But with the name changes, It is now Prosthechea Green Hornet and lancifolium is now Prosthechea cochleata var. cochleata and Enc choleatum is Prosthechea cochleata
    Thanks, Ron!! Can you tell me how to pronounce Prosthechea? I wish the orchid books would include the phonetic pronunciation. Does anyone no a resource for that?

    Tami

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    absolutely beautiful!

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    Pretty blooms, Tami!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    Thanks, Ron!! Can you tell me how to pronounce Prosthechea? I wish the orchid books would include the phonetic pronunciation. Does anyone no a resource for that?

    Tami
    I did a quick google search and found this:

    It come from the Greek prostheke, referring to the appendage on the back of the gynostemium.

    Latin Pronunciation: pros-THEE-kee-ah
    Alternative Self-Pronouncing: pros-the-KEE-ah

    Cheers,
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