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Brassavola perrinii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jul 10, 2022.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I bought a 3 growth piece of this 5 years ago and every year it gets better. The fragrance is wonderful! I am growing it cool with reduced water in the winter. When I looked on line, many of the examples seemed to have a much rounder lip. If anyone thinks this is misnamed, please let me know.

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    You can compare with my B perrinii, which I bought from Peter Lin about 7 years ago. There is definitely a difference. I leave it like that because it isn't that easy to distinguish the different Brassavola species I think.
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Arne. Yours is a nice flower. The side view is quite different!
     
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    Do you have the Withner book? I’ll check mine when I get back to my office.

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    I do have Withner's book and will check it too. I forget I have a library. Google is so much easier!
     
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    B. Lip broadly oval, almost circular.
    I. Leaves scarcely more more than 5 mm diameter, scarcely more than 30 cm long.
    a. Lip lamina abruptly pointed, apical tooth of clinandrium deeply lacerate… B perrinii

    Winther, Carl. The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume V. Brassavola, Encylia, and Other Genera of Mexico and Central America. Pg 38.
     
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    Thanks, Daniel! I do have the whole Withner set, but can't find Volume 5 where it should be.

    I think that the other one that is shown as perrinii on Google is Brassavola flagellaris.
     
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    I recently got B. cebolleta and was wondering about the name. I does have a little onion shaped pseudobulb that becomes obvious once you look for it.
     
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    The lips certainly look different. I had to look up what a clinandrium was. Hope that’s distinct enough.
     
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    I have PM'd you the relevant Withner pages in case you haven't managed to locate it yet. Here also are pics of my 'perrinii', blooming since early May, still in bloom, and smelles like ripe pears (to me). brassavolaperriniiclose0522.jpeg brassavolaperriniifull0522.jpeg
     
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    Thanks for all the information in your PM. I did finally find the right volume last night. I'm comfortable that mine is B. perrinii. I would think that yours is B. flabellaris. I did find another plant labeled B. perrinii from the same source that is clearly not perrinii. I haven't bloomed it yet. I am not good at remembering fragrance so can't say what the fragrance of mine is, but ripe pears doesn't ring a bell.

    This is such an interesting and confusing genus.
     
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