Orchids with an unpleasant aroma are by no means less than pleasantly smelling. The smells of such orchids are so special that it is difficult for them to find a place in the house.
Unpleasantly smelling orchids did not become popular and widespread, and usually only those who make multi-species collections buy them. And they often “forget” to report such a feature of plants in catalogs or in flower shops, advertising rare beauties.
One of the most repulsive aromas among orchids is the ciliated epidendrum (Epidendrum ciliare), the aroma of the flowers of which resembles sour vegetables or medicinal infusions. Continue reading