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Bifrenaria

Posted by ifraser25 z11 Brazil (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 13, 08 at 9:10

The two best known Bifrenarias. They are sometimes confused; harrisoniae has a number of color variations but is never purple.Scented.

Bifrenaria tyrianthina

Bifrenaria tyrianthina

Bifrenaria harrisoniae

Bifrenaria harrisoniae


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RE: Bifrenaria

Even though the flowers on that harrisoniae are more cupped than the other species, I really love the lip on that thing. How strong is the fragrance?


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RE: Bifrenaria

Hey digitalphrag!

I have a Bifrenaria harrisoniae which flowers occasionally. Mine is a tad tempermental.

The species has a pow'rrfull fragrance. It's delightful!

--Stitz--


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Bifrenaria tyrianthina

Ian,

Your foto of Bifrenaria tyrianthina is the best! Thanks!!


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RE: Bifrenaria

The closest thing I've smelled to a bifrenaria was an intergeneric cross between bifrenaria and a zygopetalum. The zygo parentage dominated the fragrance, so I assumed the strength of it was also dominated by the zygo. Nice to know these things are powerfully fragrant, though. Perhaps at some point I'll give it a try. To me, temperamental is just another word for "I need to give it a try".


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RE: Bifrenaria

Both are beauties, but I love the purple! Is the tyrianthina also fragrant?


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RE: Bifrenaria

Very attractive flowers. I have never grown this species but you have now tempted me. Nice photos too.


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RE: Bifrenaria

Well as I have said before on a number of occasions, scent can be difficult to describe. I think tyrianthina is the better of the two but they are both very nice. Sort of 1930s Chanel, Greta Garbo....;-)


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