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Shamrock
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: Scented Orchid Reply with quote

I was in a bathroom in a business park and there was an Orchid in a small pot it had a lovely scent, it had dark red or maybe purple coloured flowers on it,
can anyone tell me what the likely name of it is, or recommend any strongly scented Orchids
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be any of the 250,000 registered hybrids, or around 60,000 unregistered hybrids, do you have a description of the plant, did if have bulb-like growth or just fleshy-type leaves?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No leaves at all, just dark stick like wood with 5 or 6 like blooms, sorry for the bad description
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mean to be funny, but are you sure it was a real flower, not a scented artificial one ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't blame you thinking that, but one of the petals ended up in the bin Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know nothing about orchids, Shamrock, but there are a lot of artificial flowers now in hotels etc, I sometimes have to touch the "leaves" of some very authentic-looking plants to be sure what they actually are, and that's why I asked that question ! No offence meant!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, we're getting into a possible Dendrobium type.
Ignore the flower colour and the "stick" colour, but did the "stick" look anything Like this? Also ignore the "stick" hanging, pretend it's upright in a pot Laughing



Are we getting close? Perhaps it was thinner or fatter?
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