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Orchid Fragrance Information

Fragrance information is given in 663 of our culture sheets. Below are the names of the species where fragrance, or its lack, has been discussed. This is followed by a sentence or two pertaining to the fragrance for that species which has been extracted from that culture sheet. The list contains both fragrant orchids and non-fragrant orchids.

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Acacallis cyanea Lindley
         ...Up to 10 fragrant blossoms are crowded at the top of each inflorescence....
   
Acineta erythroxantha Rchb. f.
         ...The fairly strongly fragrant, cup-shaped flowers are 1.2-2.0 in. (3-5 cm) across with forward-pointing, fleshy sepals and petals that are not widely spread. The flowers, which have a moderately strong, spicy fragrance, are light yellow with the inner surface of the petals spotted with dark maroon at the base....
   
Acineta superba (Humboldt, Bonpland, and Kunth) Rchb. f.
         ...5-30 large, fleshy, heavily waxy, and spicily fragrant blossoms are attractively spaced along the apical half of each inflorescence....
   
Ada allenii (L. O. Williams ex C. Schweinfurth) N. H. Williams
         ...5-8 very fragrant, moderately sized blossoms are carried, usually lip uppermost, on each inflorescence....
   
Ada andreettae Dodson
         ...7-9 rather spidery, non-fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Ada chlorops (Endres & Rchb. f.) N. H. Williams
         ...3-10 small, waxy, faintly fragrant, spreading blossoms are produced on each inflorescence....
   
Aerangis citrata (Thouars) Schlechter
         ...Blossoms, which have a faint lemon fragrance, are not lemon-yellow in color as the name of the plant would indicate, but most seem to have a hint of yellow in the creamy white to ivory-colored blossoms....
   
Aerangis cryptodon (Rchb. f.) Schlechter
         ...The waxy, fragrant, long-lived blossoms are white with a long, slender, awl-shaped spur that is twisted and may be up to 7 in. (18 cm) long....
   
Aerangis ellisii (Rchb. f.) Schlechter
         ...The very fragrant, long-lasting blossoms are pure white but turn yellow with age....
   
Aerangis fastuosa (Rchb. f.) Schlechter
         ...The pure white flowers are waxy, long-lived (lasting 3 weeks or more), fragrant (varying from slightly to strongly fragrant, particularly at night), and up to 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) across....
   
Aerangis luteo-alba (Krzl.) Schltr.var. rhodosticta (Krzl.) J. Stewart
         ...The 1-2 in. (2.5-5.0 cm) flowers are long lasting, but are not fragrant....
   
Aerangis modesta (Hooker f.) Schlechter
         ...The pure white blossoms are waxy, fragrant, and long-lived....
   
Aerangis verdickii (De Wildeman) Schlechter
         ...The flowers have a strong, sweet fragrance, are about 0.8 in. (2.1 cm) across by 1.3 in. (3.4 cm) deep, and have spurs that are 6-8 in. (15-20 cm) long....
   
Aeranthes grandiflora Lindley (1824)
         ...They are fragrant and long-lived and have sepals and petals that are somewhat egg-shaped with long, tapering, sharply pointed tips....
   
Aerides crassifolia Parish ex Burbridge
         ...The very fragrant, heavy-textured, long-lasting flowers are 1.2-1.5 in. (3.0-3.8 cm) across, which is among the largest of the genus....
   
Aerides crispa Lindley
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms, which are among the largest of the genus, are white lightly flushed with pink or rose-purple on the back, with a faint flush of the same color near the tips of the sepals and petals on the front side....
   
Aerides falcata Lindleyvar. houlletiana (Rchb. f.) Veitch
         ...The fragrant, waxy blossoms are 1.0-1.2 in. (2.5-3.0 cm) across, but var....
   
Aerides lawrenciae Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant flowers, which have a heavy waxy texture and heavy substance, are 1.6-2.0 in. (4-5 cm) long by 1.6 in. (4 cm) wide....
   
Aerides multiflora Roxburgh
         ...The fragrant, waxy, white flowers are freely marked and flushed with pink or purple, particularly near the tips of the sepals and petals....
   
Aerides odorata (Poiret) Loureiro
         ...The very fragrant, waxy flowers are 1.0-1.5 in. (2.5-3.8 cm) across and last for 2-3 weeks....
   
Aerides quinquevulnera Lindley
         ...The flowers are very fragrant, last about 2 weeks, and are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Aerides rosea Loddiges ex Paxton
         ...The fragrant, waxy blossoms have white sepals and petals that usually are spotted and mottled with amethyst-purple....
   
Amesiella monticola Cootes & Banks
         ...The widely spread, fragrant blossoms are up to 2.4 in. (6 cm) across and are usually pure white in color....
   
Amesiella philippinensis (Ames) Garay
         ...The lovely white flowers are large for the size of the plant, and are sometimes fragrant....
   
Anacheilium faustum (Rchb. f. ex Cogniaux) Pabst, Moutinho, & Pinto
         ...The spreading, star-shaped flowers are described as having a pleasant, astringent fragrance....
   
Ancistrochilus rothschildianus O'Brien
         ...The 2 in. (5 cm) flowers are fragrant, long lasting, and are large and showy for the size of the plant....
   
Ancistrochilus thomsonianus (Rchb. f.) Rolfe
         ...The large, spreading, rather heavily fragrant, long-lasting flowers are up to 3.5 in. (9 cm) across....
   
Angraecopsis amaniensis Summerhayes
         ...They are fragrant have been described as being scented like lily-of-the-valley....
   
Angraecum eburneum Bory
         ...The long-lived, very fragrant, waxy blossoms, which are inverted with the lip held uppermost, are 1.6-2.4 in. (4-6 cm) across....
   
Angraecum equitans Schlechter
         ...The fragrant white flowers, which are up to 2.2 in. (5.5 cm) wide and high, have sepals that are narrowly lanceolate, taper from the base to the tip, and are winged on the back side....
   
Angraecum erectum Summerhayes
         ...The spreading, rather star-shaped flowers, which hold the lip in the uppermost position and are fragrant in the evening, are yellow-green, greenish white, or dull salmon-colored....
   
Angraecum leonis (Rchb.f.) Veitch
         ...The long-lasting, fragrant flowers are pure white and measure 1.2-1.6 in. (3-4 cm) wide and 1.6-2.0 in. (4-5 cm) tall....
   
Angraecum longicalcar (Bosser) K. Senghas
         ...They have pale green sepals and petals, a waxy, pure white lip that is held uppermost, an extremely long pale green spur, and are strongly fragrant in the evening hours....
   
Angraecum magdalenae Schlechter
         ...The pure white, widely spread blossoms have a very pleasant, spicy fragrance, especially in the evening....
   
Angraecum scottianum Rchb. f.
         ...The waxy, fragrant blossoms are carried with the lip uppermost and are 2.0-2.4 in. (5-6 cm) across....
   
Angraecum sesquipedale Thouars
         ...The fleshy, heavily waxy, long-lasting, star-shaped flowers, which are fragrant at night, are the largest of the angraecoid orchids....
   
Anguloa cliftonii Rolfe
         ...They are very large, waxy, strongly fragrant, and measure up to 3.5 in. (9 cm) long and wide and are pale yellow or lemon-yellow, with the petals flecked with small maroon spots....
   
Anguloa ruckeri Lindley
         ...The flowers, which open only slightly, are very fragrant and measure about 3.5 in. (9 cm) long....
   
Arachnis flos-aeris (Linnaeus) Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms, which open fully, have a strong musky fragrance....
   
Arachnis hookeriana (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f.
         ...The long-lasting, fleshy, fragrant blossoms are about 2.6 in. (6.5 cm) high by 2.2 in. (5.5 cm) wide....
   
Aspasia epidendroides Lindley
         ...They are faintly fragrant during the warmest part of the day....
   
Aspasia principissa Rchb. f.
         ...4-6 moderately sized, faintly fragrant blossoms are produced in succession at the apex of each flower spike....
   
Aspasia psittacina (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f.
         ...3-8 showy blossoms with a strong fragrance similar to clove oil are produced near the apex of each inflorescence....
   
Barkeria naevosa (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...Blossoms, which are 1.0-1.8 in. (2.5-4.5 cm) across, have a strong fragrance during the daylight hours. They have reddish sepals and petals and a creamy gray lip marked with raised, reddish veins. Although the vegetative habit of Barkeria naevosa is very similar to Barkeria obovata (Presl) E. A. Christianson [formerly Barkeria chinensis (Lindley) Thien]. Halbinger and Kennedy (1984) reported that "Barkeria naevosa is the only member of the genus with such a strong and specific daytime fragrance....
   
Barkeria shoemakeri Halbinger
         ...The small blossoms are 0.6 in. (1.6 cm) across and sweetly fragrant in bright light....
   
Barkeria strophinx (Rchb. f.) Halbinger
         ...The relatively small flowers are 0.7-1.0 in. (1.8-2.5 cm) across and are slightly fragrant during daytime hours....
   
Batemannia colleyi Lindley
         ...The fleshy, fragrant, long-lasting blossoms have pale green sepals and petals that are strongly overlaid by maroon-brown except at the extreme apex....
   
Bifrenaria atropurpurea Lindley
         ...The fleshy blossoms, which are pleasantly fragrant, do not open widely....
   
Bifrenaria tetragona (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...The fleshy, long-lasting blossoms are heavily fragrant with a fragrance that has been described by some as being a strong, rather unpleasant, musty odor....
   
Bonatea speciosa (Linnaeus f.) Willdenow
         ...The flowers are green with white in the center, have a slightly spicy fragrance, and are up to 2 in. (5 cm) across....
   
Brassavola acaulis Lindley & Paxton
         ...The large showy blossoms are fragrant, heavily textured, and about 4 in. (10 cm) across....
   
Brassavola cebolleta Rchb. f.
         ...The long-lasting blossoms, which are fragrant at night, are about 2 in. (5 cm) across....
   
Brassavola cucullata (Linnaeus) Robert Brown
         ...1-3 long-lasting blossoms that are fragrant at night are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Brassavola martiana Lindley
         ...The long-lasting flowers, which are very fragrant especially at night, are about 3 in. (7.5 cm) across....
   
Brassavola nodosa (Linnaeus) Lindley
         ...The long-lived flowers, which are very fragrant at night, are usually about 3.5 in. (9 cm) across, but may reach nearly 6 in. (15 cm)....
   
Brassavola tuberculata Hooker not Barbosa-Rodrígues
         ...They have a fragrance resembling vanilla, particularly at night....
   
Brassia arcuigera Rchb. f.
         ...The very large, pleasantly fragrant, spidery blossoms with long, narrow, sharply pointed, and widely spread, stiffly extended segments....
   
Brassia caudata (Linnaeus) Lindley
         ...3-12 fragrant, rather waxy blossoms are rather loosely to densely spaced on each inflorescence....
   
Brassia forgetiana hort., C. Schweinfurth
         ...11-15 spreading blossoms with a delicate fragrance similar to that of tangerines are carried in two alternating ranks on a crowded raceme....
   
Brassia gireoudiana Rchb. f. and Warscewicz
         ...1-15 very fragrant blossoms that last for several weeks are attractively arranged on each inflorescence....
   
Brassia lawrenceana Lindley
         ...The fragrant, waxy, long-lasting blossoms have pale yellow or pale green sepals and petals that are spotted more or less heavily with brown....
   
Brassia maculata R. Brown
         ...The waxy, slightly fragrant, long-lasting blossoms are 5-8 in. (12-20 cm) long with narrow, rigid, widely extended segments....
   
Brassia warscewiczii Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms are comparatively small but extremely fragrant....
   
Broughtonia domingensis (Lindley) Rolfe
         ...The faintly fragrant flowers are 2.0-2.5 in. (5.0-6.2 cm) across....
   
Bryobium hyacinthoides (Blume) Y. P. Ng & Cribb
         ...The white flowers, which have a variable amount of brown or purple on the lateral lobes of the lip, are about 0.6-0.8 in. (1.5-2.0 cm) across and are said to have a rather unpleasant fragrance....
   
Bulbophyllum baileyi F. Müller
         ...The fleshy blossoms, which usually face upward and have a strong, somewhat spicy fragrance, are 0.8-1.2 in. (2-3 cm) across in their natural position, with sepals and petals that are spreading at the base but curve upward at about their middle....
   
Bulbophyllum dearei (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f.
         ...The rather large, long-lasting, heavy-textured blossom is fragrant and may be up to about 3 in. (7.5 cm) across....
   
Bulbophyllum gracillimum (Rolfe) Rolfe
         ...The outward-facing, fragrant blossoms are variable in color, most are predominantly dark purple-red with a purple-violet lip, but colors range from white to cream to pink with purple to white tips on the segments....
   
Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley
         ...The long-lasting blossoms are very fragrant....
   
Bulbophyllum longissimum (Ridley) J. J. Smith
         ...The fragrant, short-lived blossoms are up to 11 in. (27 cm) long....
   
Bulbophyllum macranthum Lindley
         ...Flowers are fragrant with a scent described as somewhat spicy....
   
Bulbophyllum makoyanum (Rchb. f.) Ridley 1907
         ...The fragrant blossoms have pale yellow lateral sepals with purple spots on the basal half and only a few spots toward the narrow apex....
   
Bulbophyllum odoratissimum (Smith) Lindley
         ...The slightly but pleasantly fragrant flowers are whitish but may sometimes have an orange lip....
   
Bulbophyllum picturatum (Loddiges) Rchb. f.
         ...The flowers are slightly fragrant and rather short-lived....
   
Bulbophyllum refractilingue J. J. Smith
         ...The flowers are said to have a somewhat "mossy" fragrance....
   
Bulbophyllum reticulatum Bateman ex Hooker f.
         ...The fleshy, fragrant blossoms are reported to be about 3 in. (7.5 cm) across....
   
Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (O'Brien) J. J. Smith
         ...As a result, any fragrance is seldom described as pleasant, except possibly by the flies, and is usually considered somewhere between unpleasant and downright yukkie, depending on the nose of the beholder....
   
Calypso bulbosa (Linnaeus) Oakesvar. occidentalis (Holzinger) Calder
         ...The pendent or nodding flowers are heavy-textured, fragrant, very showy, and measure about 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) long....
   
Catasetum atratum Lindley
         ...The waxy, fragrant blossoms are 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) by 1.9 in. (4.8 cm)....
   
Catasetum barbatum (Lindley) Lindley
         ...The variably fragrant male flowers have yellowish green sepals and petals that have many narrow, purple-black or purple-maroon marks or transverse bars....
   
Catasetum bicolor Klotzsch
         ...The fragrant male blossoms have sepals that are brownish green, purplish, flesh-pink, or deep red-brown....
   
Catasetum discolor (Lindley) Lindley
         ...The very fragrant blossoms, which are variable in color, have sepals and petals that may be pale green to pale yellow-green suffused with red or cream to pale pink with very pale pink spots....
   
Catasetum fimbriatum (Morren) Lindley & Paxton
         ...The fleshy, spicily fragrant flowers are about 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) across. The lip is carried in the lowermost position in both the male and female flowers. The fragrant male flowers have pale green sepals and petals that are suffused and barred with pink, a greenish yellow lip, and a white column with violet flecks....
   
Catasetum gnomus Linden & Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant blossoms, which hold the lip uppermost, have green sepals and petals that are marked with heavy dark red-brown or maroon-purple spots or blotches....
   
Catasetum hillsii Bennett & Christenson
         ...The flowers, which are strongly and sweetly fragrant, have sepals and petals that are greenish yellow marked with irregularly shaped transverse bars of reddish brown....
   
Catasetum macrocarpum L. C. Richard ex Kunth
         ...The fragrant male flowers are variable in color, ranging from green to yellow-green and more or less spotted with purple....
   
Catasetum maculatum Kunth non Bateman
         ...The strongly fragrant blossoms have sepals and petals that are green or greenish brown and usually densely marked with small purple or red-brown spots on the front surface....
   
Catasetum pileatum Rchb. f.
         ...The extremely fragrant blossoms are flat-opening, heavily textured, and may be more than 4 in. (10 cm) across....
   
Catasetum tabulare Lindley
         ...2-6 very fleshy and excessively fragrant blossoms are loosely arranged in a raceme on the upper portion of the inflorescence....
   
Catasetum taguariense Menezes & Braem
         ...8-25 very fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Cattleya aclandiae Lindley
         ...Each waxy, long-lasting blossom is 3-4 in. (7-10 cm) across with a faint spicy fragrance....
   
Cattleya amethystoglossa Linden and Rchb. f. ex Warner
         ...Each long lasting, slightly fragrant blossom is about 3 in. (7-8 cm) across....
   
Cattleya aurantiaca (Bateman ex Lindley) P. N. Don
         ...They are not fragrant....
   
Cattleya bicolor Lindley
         ...The normally fragrant flowers are up to 3.3 in. (8.5 cm) wide when opened fully....
   
Cattleya candida (Kunth) Lehmann
         ...This species is known for their sweet fragrance but the blossoms do not open as widely as most of the other labiate cattleyas....
   
Cattleya dolosa (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant flowers are normally 3-4 in. (7-10 cm) across, but they are occasionally as wide as 5 in. (13 cm)....
   
Cattleya dowiana Bateman
         ...They have a very pleasant, soapy citron or lemon fragrance, especially in the morning....
   
Cattleya eldorado Linden ex Van Houtte
         ...Sweetly fragrant, the flowers are 5-6 in. (13-15 cm) across....
   
Cattleya elongata Barbosa-Rodrigues
         ...The long lasting blossoms are about 3 in. (7-8 cm) across and slightly fragrant....
   
Cattleya forbesii Lindley
         ...The long lasting, slightly fragrant blossoms are 2.4-4.3 in.(6-11 cm) across....
   
Cattleya gaskelliana Rchb. f.
         ...The large, fragrant flowers are usually less than 5 in. (13 cm) across, but they sometimes reach a width of 6.7 in. (17 cm)....
   
Cattleya granulosa Lindley
         ...Flowers are fleshy, fragrant, and long lasting....
   
Cattleya guttata Lindley
         ...The fragrant blossoms are about 3 in. (7-8 cm) across but, they do not open fully....
   
Cattleya intermedia Graham ex Hooker
         ...Although sometimes described as fragrant, flowers usually have little discernible odor....
   
Cattleya iricolor Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant blossoms are about 3 in. (7-8 cm) across....
   
Cattleya labiata Lindley
         ...Blossoms are long lasting with a very pleasant fragrance, especially in the morning....
   
Cattleya lawrenceana Rchb. f.
         ...They have a sweet fragrance that is normally rather faint but can be very strong....
   
Cattleya loddigesii Lindley
         ...The fragrance is particularly noticeable at mid-day....
   
Cattleya luteola Lindley
         ...The fragrant blossoms are about 2 in. (5 cm) across....
   
Cattleya maxima Lindley
         ...The fragrant, long lasting blossoms are about 5 in. (13 cm) across....
   
Cattleya mossiae Hooker
         ...The large, very fragrant flowers are 5-8 in. (13-20 cm) across, some of the largest within the genus....
   
Cattleya nobilior Rchb. f.
         ...They are very long lasting with a faint but pleasant fragrance....
   
Cattleya porphyroglossa Linden & Rchb. f.
         ...The sweetly fragrant flowers are 2-3 in. (5-7 cm) across when fully expanded, but they normally remain rather closed....
   
Cattleya rex O'Brien
         ...The fragrant flowers are 5-7 in. (13-18 cm) across....
   
Cattleya schilleriana Rchb. f.
         ...Flowers are glossy, long lasting, and somewhat fragrant....
   
Cattleya schroederae Rchb. f.
         ...They have a sweet fragrance and are considered among the most fragrant in the genus....
   
Cattleya tigrina A. Richard
         ...The moderately sized, fragrant flowers 3.5-4.0 in. (9-10 cm) across....
   
Cattleya trianae J. Linden and Rchb. f.
         ...The large, showy, somewhat fragrant flowers may be as large as 7-8 in. (18-20 cm) across, but they are somewhat variable in size....
   
Cattleya velutina Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant, very fleshy flowers are up to 2.4 in. (6 cm) wide when fully expanded....
   
Cattleya violacea (Kunth) Rolfe
         ...The fragrant blossoms are long lasting and very attractive....
   
Cattleya walkeriana Gardner
         ...Flowers are very fragrant with a sweet, delicious scent....
   
Cattleya warneri T. Moore
         ...The showy, fragrant blossoms are 6-8 in. (15-20 cm) across....
   
Cattleya warscewiczii Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant blossoms are among the largest of all the Cattleyas....
   
Caularthron bicornutum (William Hooker) Rafinesque-Schmaltz
         ...Flat-opening, fragrant, waxy, long-lived blossoms may be loosely or rather densely clustered near the top of each inflorescence....
   
Ceratostylis philippinensis Rolfe ex Ames
         ...The very small, fragrant, white flower is carried on a short stalk that is less than 0.4 in. (1 cm) long and is covered by rust-colored bracts....
   
Chysis aurea Lindley
         ...6-12 long-stalked, waxy, long-lived, fragrant blossoms are produced on each inflorescence....
   
Chysis laevis Lindley
         ...The waxy, fleshy, fragrant, long-lived flowers are usually 1.8-2.4 in. (4.5-6.0 cm) across but may sometimes reach 3 in. (7.5 cm)....
   
Chysis limminghei Linden & Rchb. f.
         ...6-12 long-stalked, waxy, long-lived, fragrant blossoms are produced on each inflorescence....
   
Cirrhaea dependens (Loddiges) Louden
         ...The delicately fragrant blossoms are extremely variable in color, rather waxy, long-lived, face upward, and do not open fully....
   
Clowesia rosea Lindley
         ...6-7 pleasantly fragrant blossoms are normally carried on each 1.2-3.1 in. (3.8 cm) raceme, but as many as 15 have been recorded....
   
Clowesia russelliana (Hooker) Dodson
         ...The flower fragrance is variously described as 'delightfully fragrant', 'somewhat pervasive lemony', and 'rather sickly sweetly scented.' Sepals and petals vary from grayish green to almost white with parallel, darker green veins....
   
Clowesia thylaciochila (Lemaire & Verschaffelt) Dodson
         ...Flowers are fragrant with the odor of camphor or eucalyptus....
   
Cochleanthes amazonica (Rchb. f. and Warscewicz) Schultes and Garay
         ...The waxy, fragrant flowers, which have been described as the largest and most beautiful of the genus, are about 2 in. (5 cm) wide laterally by up to 3 in. (8 cm) tall from the tip of the dorsal sepal the apex of the lip....
   
Cochleanthes discolor (Lindley) R. E. Schultz & Garay
         ...A single fragrant, waxy, long-lived blossom is carried on each scape, but each flowering growth can carry several scapes....
   
Cochleanthes flabelliformis (Swartz) Schultes & Garay
         ...A single large, fleshy, waxy, sometimes fragrant, rather short-lived blossom is carried at the apex of each flower spike....
   
Cochleanthes marginata (Rchb. f.) R. E. Schultes & Garay
         ...The fleshy blossoms are about 3 in. (7.5 cm) across, are long-lived, and are fragrant during the morning hours....
   
Coelia bella (Lemaire) Rchb. f.
         ...The nearly erect, rather fragrant blossoms with the odor of bitter almonds are about 2 in (5 cm) long....
   
Coelia triptera (Smith) G. Don ex Steudel
         ...The white flowers are very fragrant....
   
Coeliopsis hyacinthosma Rchb. f.
         ...The flowers, which do not open fully, are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across and are heavily fragrant with a hyacinthlike scent....
   
Coelogyne asperata Lindley
         ...The waxy, slightly fragrant blossoms all open at the same time....
   
Coelogyne barbata Griff.
         ...They are 2-3 in. (5-8 cm) across, have a musky fragrance, and last 3-4 weeks....
   
Coelogyne brachyptera Rchb. f.
         ...The showy, fragrant blossoms are usually less than 2 in. (5 cm) across, and except for being smaller, are almost identical to the flowers of C....
   
Coelogyne cristata Lindley
         ...The blossoms are 3-5 in. (7.5-15.0 cm) across, sometimes fragrant, and last 4-5 weeks if kept dry and cool....
   
Coelogyne flaccida Lindley
         ...They are waxy with a strong fragrance, which is sometimes described as rather objectionable....
   
Coelogyne flexuosa Rolfe
         ...The rather small white flowers are marked with a little yellow on the lip and are sweetly fragrant....
   
Coelogyne lawrenceana Rolfe
         ...1-3 large, showy, fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Coelogyne massangeana Rchb. f.
         ...Up to 20 fragrant, wide-opening blossoms are well spaced along the length of each flower spike....
   
Coelogyne merrillii Ames
         ...2-4 fragrant flowers that last 3-6 weeks are produced near the end of the inflorescence....
   
Coelogyne mooreana Sander
         ...The fragrant flowers are 3-4 in. (7-10 cm) across....
   
Coelogyne mossiae Rolfe
         ...The fragrant flowers are loosely bunched on the inflorescence....
   
Coelogyne pandurata Lindley
         ...The very fragrant blossoms are 3-5 in. (7.5-12.4 cm) across and well spaced along the inflorescence....
   
Coelogyne pulverula Teijsmann & Binnendijk
         ...The long-lived, widely open blossoms have a musky fragrance....
   
Coelogyne rochusseni de Vriese
         ...The fairly large, fragrant blossoms are about 2 in. (5 cm) across with sharply pointed, pale green to yellow-green sepals and petals....
   
Coelogyne trinervis Lindley
         ...4-8 fragrant blossoms are produced on each inflorescence....
   
Coryanthes albertinae Karsten
         ...Flowers are said to have a fragrance similar to that of a green apple....
   
Coryanthes biflora Barbosa-Rodrigues
         ...A pair of fragrant, nodding blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Coryanthes boyi Mansfeld
         ...They have a weakly spicy fragrance....
   
Coryanthes bruchmuelleri Rchb. f.
         ...Each inflorescence carries 2 large, heavy, strongly but pleasantly fragrant blossoms are carried at the tip. Gerlach and Schill (1993) reported that this species has the largest flowers in the genus. Dunsterville and Garay (1966) described the odor as, "Scent strong, 'synthetic', like cheap soap or brilliantine," but Gerlach and Schill (1993) reported the fragrance as "pleasantly fruity"....
   
Coryanthes gernotii Gerlach and Romero
         ...The rather small, uniquely fragrant blossoms vary in color from yellow to pale crimson....
   
Coryanthes leucocorys Rolfe
         ...The large blossoms have a strong mint fragrance....
   
Coryanthes maculata Hooker
         ...2-3 large, fragrant, and rather waxy but short-lived blossoms of variable color are carried at the apex of each inflorescence....
   
Coryanthes speciosa (Hooker) Hooker
         ...The fragrant flowers are about 5 in. (13 cm) across but do not last well....
   
Coryanthes vasquezii Dodson
         ...Coryanthes vasquezii has an intensely spicy but somewhat stuffy fragrance and nearly all white blossoms. The flowers are among the smallest of the genus. The broadly elliptical dorsal sepal is 1.0 in. (2.5 cm) long by 1.3 in. (3.3 cm) wide. Large lateral sepals are obliquely half-moon— to egg-shaped, sharply pointed at the tip, recurved, and rolled inward along the margin. They are 2.4 in. (6 cm) long by 1.6 in. (4 cm) wide. The wavy petals are 1.2 in. (3 cm) long by 0.3 in. (0.8 cm) wide. The lip, which is about 1.8 in. (4.7 cm) high overall. The fleshy, sacklike hypochile is conical to nearly spherical with a long claw at the base and a stripe of red-brown pubescence along the centerline. It has a blunt, rounded apical end. The short, semitubular mesochile is about twice the length of the hypochile with a distinct bend in the middle. The mesochile is smooth, curved, and longitudinally grooved on the inside. The deeply saccate epichile is 3-lobed at the apex and measures 1.0 x 1.2 x 1.4 in. (2.6 x 3.0 x 3.6 cm). The stout column, which is abruptly curved at the apex and about 1.2 in. (3 cm) long, has a pair of short, rounded, linear to sickle-shaped fleshy glands at the base which exude liquid into the bucket. The glands are 0.2 x 0.2 in. (0.5 x 0.5 cm). The stripe of hair along the midline of the hypochile is found in only one other species, Coryanthes bergoldii from Ecuador. Other known species have lateral hair stripes or none at all. Coryanthes vasquezii has an intensely spicy but somewhat stuffy fragrance, which is similar to that found in Coryanthes trifoliata and Coryanthes vieirae. Despite the similar scent the 3 species are geographically separated from each other. The main component of the fragrance of all 3 is Ipsdienol, a pheromone that attracts the bark beetle Ips pini and its relatives....
   
Cuitlauzina pendula Llave & Lexarza
         ...The flowers are waxy, long-lived, and fragrant....
   
Cycnoches cooperi Rolfe
         ...The male flowers are rather large, showy, and fragrant....
   
Cymbidium aliciae Quisumbing
         ...The slightly fragrant blossoms are about 1.8-2.0 in. (4.5-5.0 cm) tall from the tip of the dorsal sepal to the tips of the lateral sepals and are about 1.2-1.4 in. (3.0-3.5 cm) wide when measured across the tips of the lateral sepals....
   
Cymbidium atropurpureum (Lindley) Rolfe.
         ...The flowers are 1.4-1.8 in. (3.5-4.5 cm) across and usually have a strong coconut-like fragrance....
   
Cymbidium canaliculatum R. Brown
         ...They are not fragrant....
   
Cymbidium dayanum Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant blossoms are up to 2.4 in. (6 cm) long by about 1.6-2.0 in. (4-5 cm) wide....
   
Cymbidium devonianum Paxton
         ...They are 1.0-1.5 in. (2.5-3.5 cm) across, not fragrant, usually face one side of the scape, and are heavily textured and long lasting....
   
Cymbidium eburneum Lindley
         ...They are 3-5 in. (8-12 cm) across, waxy, long lasting, and very fragrant....
   
Cymbidium erythraeum Lindley
         ...The fragrant flowers, which are smaller than those of other closely related species, are up to 3.1 in. (8 cm) across....
   
Cymbidium erythrostylum Rolfe
         ...The flowers are not fragrant, but they are very long lasting....
   
Cymbidium faberi Rolfe
         ...The blossoms are 2.0-2.8 in. (5-7 cm) across, long lasting, generally fragrant, and all open at the same time....
   
Cymbidium goeringii (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
         ...They are 2-3 in. (5-8 cm) wide and usually very fragrant, although fragrance is reportedly variable....
   
Cymbidium hartinahianum J. B. Comber & R. E. Nasution
         ...The flowers, which are up to 1.4 in. (3.5 cm) across are not fragrant....
   
Cymbidium insigne Rolfe
         ...Flowers are 2.8-3.5 in. (7-9 cm) across and are not fragrant....
   
Cymbidium iridioides D. Don
         ...The large, slightly fragrant, long-lasting flowers are 3-4 in. (7-10 cm) across....
   
Cymbidium kanran Makino
         ...The fragrant blossoms, which are 3.1-3.5 in. (8-9 cm) across, vary in color....
   
Cymbidium lancifolium Hook.
         ...They are 1-2 in. (2.5-5.0 cm) across, usually not fragrant, and all open at about the same time....
   
Cymbidium lowianum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
         ...Blossoms are 3-4 in. (7.5-10 cm) across, long lasting, and sometimes slightly fragrant....
   
Cymbidium madidum Lindley
         ...The rather fleshy, slightly fragrant blossoms are 0.8-1.2 in. (2-3 cm) across, but they sometimes do not open fully....
   
Cymbidium rectum Ridley
         ...The spreading flowers are 1.2-1.6 in. (3-4 cm) across and have a slight fruitlike fragrance....
   
Cymbidium sanderae (Rolfe) Cribb & Du Puy
         ...Blossoms are about 3 in. (8 cm) across, fragrant, and long lasting....
   
Cymbidium schroederi Rolfe
         ...Flowers, which are not fragrant, are 3.1-3.5 in. (8-9 cm) across....
   
Cymbidium sinense (Jackson in Andr.) Willd.
         ...They are generally 2-3 in. (5-12 cm) across and fill a greenhouse with their fragrance....
   
Cymbidium suave R. Brown
         ...Blossoms have a strong sweet fragrance....
   
Cymbidium tracyanum L. Castle
         ...The large, very fragrant blossoms are nicely spaced along the inflorescence....
   
Cymbidium wenshanense Y. S. Wu & F.Y. Liu.
         ...The large, fragrant blossoms, which do not spread widely, have white sepals and petals that may become pink-brown with age....
   
Cynorkis uniflora Lindley
         ...The fragrant blossoms have sepals that are green or yellow green with spots of red or brown, while the lip is violet-red with 2 yellow spots at the base....
   
Cypripedium californicum A. Gray
         ...The small, fragrant, nodding to drooping blossoms have pale yellow-green or tan to brownish yellow sepals and petals, a white pouchlike lip that has a yellowish base and is blotched with brown and marked with lilac lines on the inside, and a staminode that is white with green marks....
   
Cypripedium reginae Walter
         ...As many as 4 showy, fragrant blossoms may be born in succession on each inflorescence, but only 1-2 are usually carried....
   
Cyrtochilum eduardii (Rchb. f.) Kränzlin.
         ...The rather small, fragrant blossoms are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across and are colored rose-purple to brownish purple except for a patch of yellow on the crest of the lip....
   
Cyrtopodium andersonii (Lambert ex Andrews) R. Brown
         ...The showy, fragrant flowers have yellow-green sepals, lemon-yellow petals, and a lip that is rich yellow with an orange callus....
   
Cyrtorchis arcuata (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...They are strongly fragrant in the evening....
   
Cyrtorchis praetermissa Summerhayes
         ...The spreading, rather star-shaped, waxy flowers, which have a fragrance similar to lily-of-the-valley, are white tinged with green when young, but they become orange to apricot-colored with age....
   
Dendrobium adae F. M. Bailey
         ...Blossoms are highly perfumed, particularly in strong sunlight, with a fragrance resembling orange blossoms....
   
Dendrobium adamsii A. Hawkes
         ...The very fragrant blossoms last about 6 hours....
   
Dendrobium aduncum Wallich ex Lindley
         ...The long-lived, fragrant blossoms are 1.0-1.4 in. (2.5-3.5 cm) across and open fully....
   
Dendrobium aemulum R. Brown
         ...They have a sweet but delicate fragrance....
   
Dendrobium albosanguineum Lindley
         ...The distinctive blossoms are fleshy, 2–3 in. (5–8 cm) across, fragrant, and long-lasting....
   
Dendrobium amethystoglossum Rchb. f.
         ...Flowers are fragrant and last 3-4 weeks....
   
Dendrobium anceps Swartz
         ...Blossoms are faintly fragrant....
   
Dendrobium anosmum Lindley
         ...Although not always fragrant, flowers sometimes have a strong, pleasant scent which reminds some of raspberries, but others associate the fragrance with rhubarb or mustard....
   
Dendrobium antennatum Lindley
         ...Flowers are 1.6-2.0 in. (4-5 cm) across, fragrant, and last up to 6 months....
   
Dendrobium aphrodite Rchb. f.
         ...The flowers are 2-3 in. (5-8 cm) across and delicately fragrant....
   
Dendrobium aphyllum (Roxburgh) C. Fischer
         ...They have a strong violet fragrance....
   
Dendrobium atroviolaceum Rolfe
         ...They are fragrant and extremely long-lasting with a heavy, almost leathery texture....
   
Dendrobium auriculatum Ames and Quisumbing
         ...The showy flowers, which are not fragrant, are 2.4 in. (6 cm) across....
   
Dendrobium bellatulum Rolfe
         ...The flowers are faintly fragrant, especially in the evening....
   
Dendrobium bensoniae Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant flowers last longer than 2 months....
   
Dendrobium bracteosum Rchb. f.
         ...They are fragrant, extremely long-lasting, and stay in perfect condition for 5-6 months....
   
Dendrobium brymerianum Rchb. f.
         ...The extremely fragrant flowers are 2-3 in. (5.0-7.5 cm) across....
   
Dendrobium canaliculatum R. Brown
         ...The extremely fragrant flowers are 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Dendrobium capillipes Rchb. f.
         ...They are not fragrant....
   
Dendrobium carronii Lavarack and Cribb
         ...The fragrant blossoms last about 3 weeks....
   
Dendrobium christyanum Rchb. f.
         ...The blossoms are long-lasting with a slight but pleasant fragrance....
   
Dendrobium chrysanthum Wallich ex Lindley
         ...Blossoms are very fragrant and last 1-2 weeks....
   
Dendrobium chryseum Rolfe
         ...Described as beautiful and deliciously fragrant, the glossy, rather short lived flowers are 2-3 in. (5-8 cm) across. The golden yellow sepals and broader petals are normally narrow and pointed, but rounder forms are known. The convolute lip is bright yellow with a dark maroon-purple blotch near the center. It is fuzzy on the upper surface and fringed and ruffled along the margin. Seidenfaden (ref. 454) indicates that plants known as D. clavatum have flowers with the deep red blotch on the lip, but plants known as D. aurantiacum do not. Rolfe (ref. 414) indicated that D. clavatum, which was not fragrant, had deep orange blossoms....
   
Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindley
         ...Blossoms are very fragrant and last 2-3 weeks....
   
Dendrobium crepidatum Lindley and Paxton not Griffith
         ...Blossoms are delicately fragrant and extremely variable in size, form, and color....
   
Dendrobium cruentum Rchb. f.
         ...The flowers are 1.6-2.4 in. (4-6 cm) across and faintly fragrant....
   
Dendrobium crumenatum Swartz
         ...The flowers, which are short-lived, may be only slightly fragrant or fill the air with fragrance....
   
Dendrobium crystallinum Rchb. f.
         ...The very fragrant blossoms perfume an entire greenhouse....
   
Dendrobium cucumerinum W. McLeay ex Lindley
         ...The faintly fragrant blossoms are cream to greenish yellow with wine-red spots, streaks, or stripes near the base of the ruffled lip....
   
Dendrobium densiflorum Lindley
         ...The delicately fragrant blossoms last 1-2 weeks....
   
Dendrobium discolor Lindley
         ...They have a spicy, honey fragrance....
   
Dendrobium draconis Rchb. f.
         ...Highly aromatic, the fragrance resembles tangerines....
   
Dendrobium engae T. M. Reeve
         ...They have a strong, sweet fragrance that is described as distinctive....
   
Dendrobium epidendropsis Kränzlin
         ...The blossoms are sometimes fragrant....
   
Dendrobium falconeri Hooker
         ...The fragrant flowers are 2-4 in. (5-10 cm) across....
   
Dendrobium falcorostrum Fitzgerald
         ...They are strongly fragrant during the warmer hours of the day....
   
Dendrobium fimbriatum Hooker not Duthie or Dalzell
         ...The fragrance is described as somewhat sour....
   
Dendrobium findlayanum Parish and Rchb. f.
         ...The blossoms are fragrant and long-lasting....
   
Dendrobium finisterrae Schlechter not (Schlechter) J. J. Smith
         ...They are faintly fragrant....
   
Dendrobium fleckeri Rupp and C. T. White
         ...The blossoms have a musky or spicy fragrance....
   
Dendrobium forbesii Ridley
         ...Plants from the Central Province have a strong honey fragrance, but plants from other areas may have a mild fragrance or none at all....
   
Dendrobium gibsonii Lindley
         ...It is extremely fragrant....
   
Dendrobium gonzalesii Quisumbing
         ...Blossoms are not fragrant....
   
Dendrobium gracilicaule F. Müeller not Kränzlin
         ...Blossoms are fragrant....
   
Dendrobium hancockii Rolfe
         ...The blossoms are strongly fragrant with a sweet odor reminiscent of honey....
   
Dendrobium harveyanum Rchb. f.
         ...The blossoms have a honey fragrance....
   
Dendrobium heterocarpum Wallich ex Lindley
         ...The sweet fragrance reminds some growers of violets or primroses, but others describe the odor as fetid....
   
Dendrobium johannis Rchb. f.
         ...have a spicy, honey fragrance that some growers find too strong to be pleasant....
   
Dendrobium johnsoniae F. Mueller
         ...Considered among the finest of the genus, the fragrant flowers are 2.5-5.0 in. (6.5-12.5 cm) across and open fully....
   
Dendrobium jonesii Rendle
         ...On warm, sunny days, blossoms have a long-lasting spicy fragrance that is considered too strong by some growers....
   
Dendrobium kingianum Bidwill ex Lindley
         ...The flowers may be faintly fragrant or very sweetly scented....
   
Dendrobium leonis (Lindley) Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms have a strong, pleasant, vanilla fragrance....
   
Dendrobium lindleyi Steudel
         ...The fragile blossoms, which have a honey fragrance, last 2-3 weeks when kept cool and dry....
   
Dendrobium lineale Rolfe
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and long-lived....
   
Dendrobium linguiforme Swartz
         ...Blossoms are fragrant....
   
Dendrobium lituiflorum Lindley
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and last about 2 weeks....
   
Dendrobium loddigesii Rolfe
         ...They are delicately fragrant and long-lived if kept cool....
   
Dendrobium longicornu Lindley
         ...The fragrant flowers are 1.6 in. (4 cm) across and do not open fully....
   
Dendrobium lowii Lindley
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and long-lasting....
   
Dendrobium macrophyllum A. Richard (not Lindley or Ames)
         ...The very long-lived blossoms have a strong fragrance that is often described as somewhat sour smelling....
   
Dendrobium mindanaense Ames
         ...Blossoms are not fragrant....
   
Dendrobium moniliforme (Linneaus) Swartz
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and relatively long-lasting....
   
Dendrobium monophyllum F. Müeller
         ...The blossoms are long lasting with a delightfully sweet fragrance....
   
Dendrobium mortii F. Mueller not Bentham
         ...The fragrant flowers are 0.8 in. (2 cm) across and open fully....
   
Dendrobium moschatum (Buch.-Ham.) Swartz (not Griffith or Wallich ex. D.)
         ...The fragrance is described as resembling musk, rhubarb, or sweet woodruff....
   
Dendrobium nindii W. Hill
         ...The blossoms are fragrant....
   
Dendrobium nobile Lindley
         ...The very fragrant blossoms last 3-6 weeks or longer if conditions are cool and light is low....
   
Dendrobium nugentii (F. M. Bailey) D. Jones and M. Clements
         ...The fragrant blossoms have shorter, rounder segments than other than other plants that are considered varieties of D. linguiforme. The fragrant blossoms turn yellow with age, and they often age quickly....
   
Dendrobium ochreatum Lindley
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and last 2 weeks....
   
Dendrobium pachyphyllum (Kuntze) Bakhuizen f.
         ...The very fragrant blossoms last a single day....
   
Dendrobium palpebrae Lindley
         ...Blossoms are showy and long-lived with a fragrance similar to apples or hawthorn....
   
Dendrobium papilio Loher
         ...The slightly fragrant blossoms last 4-5 days....
   
Dendrobium parishii Rchb. f.
         ...They are highly scented with a fragrance that reminds some of rhubarb while others think of raspberries....
   
Dendrobium peguanum Lindley
         ...It has a large, fleshy, rod-like callus between the long sidelobes Blossoms are fragrant....
   
Dendrobium pendulum Roxburgh
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and long-lasting....
   
Dendrobium primulinum Lindley
         ...The strong fragrance reminds some of cowslips....
   
Dendrobium pugioniforme A. Cunningham ex Lindley
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and last about 2 weeks....
   
Dendrobium racemosum (Nicholls) Clemesha and Dockrill
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and last 1-2 weeks....
   
Dendrobium rhodostictum F. Müeller and Kränzlin
         ...Blossoms are fragrant....
   
Dendrobium scabrilingue Lindley
         ...The flowers have a sweet fragrance reminiscent of wallflowers....
   
Dendrobium schoeninum Lindley
         ...The blossoms are delicately fragrant and last about 2 weeks....
   
Dendrobium schuetzei Rolfe
         ...Some describe the blossoms as fragrant, but others indicate that they have no fragrance....
   
Dendrobium signatum Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and long lived....
   
Dendrobium speciosum J. E. Smith
         ...The inverted blossoms are fragrant in full sun....
   
Dendrobium strebloceras Rchb. f.
         ...They are delightfully fragrant....
   
Dendrobium striolatum Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms are delicately fragrant....
   
Dendrobium teretifolium R. Brown (not Blanco or Lindley)
         ...The fragrant blossoms last about 3 weeks....
   
Dendrobium tetragonum A. Cunningham
         ...Blossoms have a pronounced vanilla fragrance....
   
Dendrobium tortile Lindley not A. Cunningham
         ...Blossoms are long-lasting and extremely fragrant....
   
Dendrobium trigonopus Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and last 2-3 months....
   
Dendrobium unicum Seidenfaden
         ...The fragrance resembles tangerines....
   
Dendrobium uniflorum Griffith (not Finet ex Gagnepain or Teijsm. and Binn.)
         ...The long lived blossoms are not fragrant....
   
Dendrobium victoria-reginae Loher
         ...Blossoms are not fragrant....
   
Dendrobium wardianum Warner
         ...The fragrant blossoms are moderately long-lasting if kept cool and dry....
   
Dendrobium williamsonii Day and Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and long-lived....
   
Dendrobium woodsii Cribb
         ...The pleasantly fragrant flowers are 0.8 in. (2 cm) across....
   
Dendrochilum arachnites Rchb. f.
         ...The sweetly but faintly fragrant yellowish blossoms are up to 0.8 in. (2 cm) across the more or less spreading lateral sepals....
   
Dendrochilum cobbianum Rchb. f.
         ...The strongly fragrant blossoms are up to 0.8 in. (2 cm) across and may be short- or long-lived....
   
Dendrochilum filiforme (Nash) Braem
         ...Up to 100 fragrant blossoms are arranged in 2 ranks on each raceme....
   
Dendrochilum glumaceum Lindley
         ...Numerous fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Dendrochilum magnum Rchb. f.
         ...The flowers, which are large for the genus, are faintly fragrant and pale brown in color....
   
Dendrophylax funalis Fawcett
         ...Only one fragrant, waxy, rather long-lived flower is produced on each inflorescence, but sometimes a cluster of 2-3 scapes may develop....
   
Dichaea glauca (Swartz) Lindley
         ...The fragrant, heavily textured flowers are up to 0.8 in. (2 cm) across but are usually smaller....
   
Dickasonia vernicosa L. O. Williams
         ...Flowers in two collections were described as odorless, but in another collection they were said to be fragrant....
   
Dinema polybulbon (Swartz) Lindley
         ...They are up to 1.25 in. (3 cm) across, fragrant, and long lived....
   
Disa uniflora Bergius
         ...Some well-grown, well-bred plants produce as many as 10-12 showy, fragrant blossoms on a single growth....
   
Domingoa haematochila (Rchb. f.) Carabia
         ...The faintly fragrant flowers, which are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across, are almost translucent in texture, usually whitish green with longitudinal purplish lines....
   
Drymoanthus minutus Nicholls
         ...2-7 fragrant blossoms are carried in a crowded raceme....
   
Dyakia hendersoniana (Rchb. f.) Christenson
         ...The rather delicately fragrant blossoms, which are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across, are held on pale green pedicellate ovaries....
   
Earina autumnalis (Forster) Hooker f.
         ...The strongly fragrant, waxy white flowers open widely and are up to 0.5 in. (1.3 cm) across....
   
Encyclia adenocarpa (Llave & Lexarza) Schlechter
         ...The fragrant blossoms are spreading and somewhat star-shaped....
   
Encyclia adenocaula (Llave and Lexarza) Schlechter
         ...The blossoms are very fragrant and long lasting....
   
Encyclia alata (Bateman) Schlechter.
         ...The spicily fragrant flowers are variable in size and color but are usually 2.0-2.5 in. (5.0-6.3 cm) across....
   
Encyclia alboxanthina J. A. Fowlie
         ...The very fragrant blossoms have spreading sepals and petals that are green or yellowish brown and may or may not have dark veins....
   
Encyclia baculus (Rchb. f) Dressler and Pollard
         ...The very fragrant, inverted, cockle-shell type flowers are held back to back, which is the feature that distinguishes this species from all others in the group. The relatively large flowers may be 3 in. (7.5 cm) long with somewhat spreading, cream-white to greenish yellow sepals and petals. The lip resembles a white "cockle-shell" with radiating purplish or maroon-red lines. Sepals are elliptic-lanceolate, 1.6-2.2 in. (4.0-5.5 cm) long, and 0.2-0.3 in. (0.6-0.9 cm) wide. The elliptic petals are 1.3-1.7 in. (3.4-4.2 cm) long by 0.3-0.6 in. (0.7-1.4 cm) wide. Sepals and petals are sharply pointed. The lip, which is 0.8-1.0 in. (2.0-2.5 cm) long by 0.5-0.6 in. (1.2-1.6 cm) wide, is attached to the column for about half the column's length. The concave blade of the lip, which is held uppermost on the flower, has a heart-shaped base and a sharply pointed tip. The base of the lip has much more prominent ears or lobules than does Encyclia fragrans a feature which helps distinguish the two species....
   
Encyclia candollei (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...The spreading, fragrant blossoms have sepals and petals that are yellow-brown to chocolate and a lip that is cream-colored with fine red-violet veins....
   
Encyclia cordigera (H. B. and K.) Dressler
         ...They are very fragrant when in direct sunlight. However, the fragrance rapidly disappears if the flowers are shaded, even by a passing cloud....
   
Encyclia dichroma (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...Some growers report that flowers have little if any fragrance, but others indicate they are fragrant....
   
Encyclia diota (Lindley) Schlechtersubsp. diota
         ...10-80 showy, fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence, with up to 10 on each branch....
   
Encyclia fragrans (Swartz) Lemeé
         ...The widely spread, more or less reflexed, extremely fragrant blossoms are 1.8-2.4 in. (4-6 cm) across....
   
Encyclia gracilis (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms have spreading sepals and petals that are yellowish orange overlaid with reddish brown from near the middle toward the apex....
   
Encyclia kennedyi (Fowlie & Withner) Hágsater
         ...3-12 fragrant, blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Encyclia lancifolia (Lindley) Dressler and Pollard
         ...4-10 fragrant blossoms are clustered near the top of each inflorescence....
   
Encyclia mooreana (Rolfe) Schlechter
         ...The fragrant blossoms have sepals and petals that are olive-green with maroon flushes and veining....
   
Encyclia odoratissima (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...The highly fragrant, long-lasting blossoms, which open more or less simultaneously, have a rather heavy texture....
   
Encyclia oncidioides (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...The flowers have been described as highly fragrant and slightly fragrant. Take your choice. I assume, however, that they are fragrant....
   
Encyclia osmantha (Barbosa-Rodrigues) Schlechter
         ...The extremely fragrant long lasting flowers are about 2 in. (5 cm) across and open gradually over a long period, so the plant usually remains in bloom for several months....
   
Encyclia phoenicea (Lindley) Neumann
         ...The spreading, richly colored flowers have a strong fragrance of chocolate and vanilla and may last a month or more....
   
Encyclia prismatocarpa (Rchb. f.) Dressler
         ...They are about 2 in. (5 cm) across, fragrant, waxy, and long lasting....
   
Encyclia pyriformis (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...Blossoms are spreading, fragrant, and long-lived....
   
Encyclia radiata (Lindley) Dressler
         ...Flowers are showy, fragrant, and about 1.2 in. (3 cm) across with cream-colored sepals and petals with a purplish-streaked lip that is held uppermost....
   
Encyclia selligera (Bateman ex Lindley) Schlechter
         ...The showy, fragrant blossoms have sepals and petals that are pale green and are more or less streaked and suffused with red-brown....
   
Encyclia suaveolens Dressler
         ...The fragrant blossoms have sepals and petals that are greenish tan suffused with red-brown, and often have a narrow green band along the margins....
   
Encyclia tampensis (Lindley) Small
         ...The fragrant....
   
Epidendrum anceps Jacquin
         ...The rigid, faintly fragrant blossoms are usually dull brownish, greenish tan, yellowish green, reddish tan, and rose-pink....
   
Epidendrum ciliare Linnaeus
         ...The distinctive blossoms are fragrant at night....
   
Epidendrum citrosmum Hágsater
         ...The bright green flowers have a slight fragrance at night that is similar to that of lemon tea....
   
Epidendrum conopseum R. Brown
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms are yellowish green to copper-brown and may sometimes be suffused with purple....
   
Epidendrum difforme Jacquin
         ...The fragrant, long-lasting blossoms are variable in size, usually measuring about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Epidendrum endresii Rchb. f.
         ...The spreading slightly fragrant blossoms, which have been described as smelling like freshly sliced cucumbers, are white, but the tips of the sepals are occasionally tinged with purple or violet-blue, and the lip is marked with violet-blue, ranging from a pair of spots on the isthmus to almost the entire lip....
   
Epidendrum falcatum Lindley
         ...The long-lasting flowers, which have a strong, sweet fragrance at night, are thick with spreading segments and measure about 3.1 in. (8 cm) across....
   
Epidendrum heterodoxum Rchb. f.
         ...The flowers, which are carried with the lip in the uppermost position, have a faint but sweet fragrance....
   
Epidendrum lanipes Lindley
         ...They are very fragrant with a delicate, citruslike fragrance....
   
Epidendrum melistagum Hágsater
         ...The flowers, which are colored a brilliant green, have a rather sweet-rancid fragrance that is very strong at night....
   
Epidendrum nocturnum Jacquin
         ...The flowers, which are very fragrant, especially at night, have sepals with inner faces that are greenish tan, petals that are whitish at opening but soon become greenish yellow, a white lip with a yellow callus, and a white column....
   
Epidendrum oerstedii Rchb. f.
         ...3-10 distinctive blossoms that are fragrant at night are carried on each raceme....
   
Epidendrum parkinsonianum Hooker
         ...The blossoms are showy, fragrant, long lasting, and may be more than 6 in. (15 cm) across, although they are usually somewhat smaller....
   
Epidendrum pseudoschumannianum Fowlie
         ...The 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) wide blossoms are produced simultaneously and have a fragrance described as being "reminiscent of Stanhopea oculata"....
   
Epidendrum pugioniforme Regel
         ...Blossoms are said to have a soaplike fragrance at night....
   
Epidendrum roseoscriptum Hágsater
         ...The flowers are produced simultaneously and have a lemon or limelike fragrance during the daylight hours....
   
Epidendrum sceptrum Lindley
         ...The fragrant, showy blossoms are carried with the lip uppermost....
   
Epidendrum stamfordianum Bateman
         ...Many long lasting, fragrant flowers are attractively displayed on the branching inflorescence....
   
Epidendrum veroscriptum Hágsater
         ...Blossoms, which have no fragrance, are carried with the lip at bottom....
   
Epidendrum verrucosum Swartz
         ...They usually are not fragrant, but plants from Jamaica are described as fragrant and have pale green sepals and petals....
   
Epidendrum whittenii Hágsater & Dodson
         ...They are white, have a column that is greenish at the base, and are slightly but sweetly fragrant at night....
   
Epigeneium amplum (Lindley) Summerhayes
         ...Flowers are fragrant, heavily textured, and long-lasting....
   
Epigeneium treacherianum (Rchb. f. ex Hooker f.) Summerhayes
         ...They are star-shaped, fragrant, and well spaced along the inflorescence....
   
Eria coronaria Rchb. f.
         ...The slightly nodding, waxy, fragrant blossoms are about 2 in. (5 cm) across....
   
Eria javanica (Swartz) Blume
         ...The spreading flowers are very fragrant and measure about 1.6 in. (4 cm) across....
   
Eria ovata var. retroflexa (Lindley) Garay and Sweet
         ...The fragrant, nearly white flowers have an oblong-lanceolate dorsal sepal, triangular-lanceolate lateral sepals, and oblong-ovate petals that are up to 0.3 in. (0.7-0.9 cm) long by about 0.1 in. (0.3 cm) wide and pointed at the tip....
   
Eria pannea Lindley
         ...The spreading flowers have a strong fragrance of vanilla and are 0.5-0.8 in. (1.3-2.0 cm) across with yellow sepals and petals that are covered woolly white hairs on the back....
   
Eria xanthocheila Ridley
         ...The fragrant blossoms are about 0.6 in. (1.6 cm) across the widely spread lateral sepals and about 0.5 in. (1.3 cm) high from the tip of the dorsal sepal to the tip of the midlobe of the lip....
   
Eriodes barbata (Lindley) Rolfe
         ...The fragrant blossoms are up to 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Eriopsis biloba Lindley
         ...The waxy, fragrant blossoms usually open at the same time....
   
Esmeralda cathcartii (Lindley) Rchb. f.
         ...The large, round flowers, which are 3.0-3.5 in. (8-9 cm) across, are waxy, stongly fragrant, and very long lived....
   
Esmeralda clarkei Rchb. f.
         ...The slightly to very fragrant blossoms are 2.2-3.0 in. (5.5-7.5 cm) across and are long-lived....
   
Euanthe sanderiana (Rchb. f.) Schlechter
         ...Blossoms are large, flat opening or somewhat reflexed along the edges, long lasting, and fragrant....
   
Eulophia guineensis Lindley
         ...The waxy, fragrant blossoms are 2 in. (5 cm), or more, wide....
   
Eurychone rothschildiana (O'Brien) Schlechter
         ...The fragrant blossoms have white sepals and petals, and the lip is white with a green and a purple-brown blotch The narrowly oblong-elliptic sepals are sharply pointed and measure 0.8-1.0 in. (2.0-2.5 cm) long by 0.2-0.3 in. (0.6-0.7 cm) wide, with the lateral sepals being slightly longer than the dorsal sepal....
   
Galeandra devoniana Schomburgk ex Lindley
         ...The fragrant, long-lasting blossoms are variable in size and have sepals and petals that vary in color from brownish green striped with pale green-brown or tinged and veined with maroon to dark purple-brown and edged with green....
   
Galeottia grandiflora A. Richard
         ...The spreading, rather star-shaped flowers are fragrant, waxy, and long-lived....
   
Gastrochilus bellinus (Rchb. f.) Kuntze
         ...The fleshy, fragrant, long-lasting, waxy blossoms have yellow sepals and petals that are blotched with chocolate-brown or purplish brown....
   
Gastrochilus calceolaris (Buchanan-Hamilton ex J. E. Smith) D. Don
         ...The fragrant, waxy, rather long-lasting blossoms are 0.4-0.7 in. (1.0-1.7 cm) across....
   
Geodorum densiflorum (Lamarck) Schlechter
         ...They are waxy, fragrant, nodding, and do not open fully....
   
Gomesa crispa (Lindley) Klotzsch & Rchb. f.
         ...30-40 fragrant blossoms are closely spaced on each inflorescence....
   
Gomesa recurva R. Brown not Loddiges
         ...Up to 20 fragrant green or greenish yellow blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Gongora bufonia Lindley
         ...Fragrant blossoms are more or less delicately speckled and spotted with dark red on a LIGHTer background....
   
Gongora claviodora Dressler
         ...The flowers have a strong cloverlike fragrance and are colored a uniform wine-red to dark red....
   
Gongora galeata (Lindley) Rchb. f.
         ...The flowers are fragrant and rather long lived....
   
Gongora portentosa Linden and Rchb. f.
         ...The spicily fragrant, rather long lasting blossoms are about 2.8 in. (7 cm) long....
   
Gongora rufescens Jenny
         ...The fragrant blossoms have a yellow background color with variable numbers of red spots or speckles....
   
Gongora truncata Lindley
         ...The flowers, which are strongly fragrant and are held with the dorsal sepal lowermost, have sepals and petals that are pinkish cream with purple-brown spots, a waxy white lip that often is marked with purple-brown or has a yellow base, and a pale greenish column with purple-brown spots....
   
Gongora unicolor Schlechter
         ...The spreading, strongly and sweetly fragrant blossoms are uniformly flesh-colored or pinkish brown and are completely without markings....
   
Govenia superba (Lexarza) Lindley
         ...The rather small, cup-shaped, fragrant blossoms are yellow, yellowish brown, or greenish yellow and are marked with reddish brown spots on the upper part of the lip....
   
Grammatophyllum measuresianum Sander
         ...The waxy, faintly fragrant blossoms about 2 in. (5 cm) across, but they may be slightly wider if spread....
   
Guarianthe skinneri (Bateman) Dressler & Higgins
         ...Flowers are up to 3.5 in. (9 cm) across and sometimes faintly fragrant....
   
Gymnadenia conopsea (Linnaeus) R. Brown
         ...Blossoms often are pleasantly fragrant in the late evening....
   
Habenaria floribunda Lindley
         ...The fragrant, yellowish green blossoms have pale green sepals and a pale green spur at the base of the lip....
   
Habenaria quinqueseta (Michaux) Swartz
         ...The rather spidery, fragrant blossoms are long-lived and variable in size, but they may be up to 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) long....
   
Helcia sanguinolenta Lindley
         ...The fragrant, heavy-textured, long-lasting flowers are about 3 in. (7.5 cm) across....
   
Hintonella mexicana Ames
         ...The small, slightly fragrant, cup-shaped flowers have sepals and petals that are slightly concave, curve forward from the base to be held in generally forward-pointing positions, and are more or less converging at their rounded to somewhat sharply pointed tips....
   
Holcoglossum amesianum (Rchb. f.) E. A. Christenson
         ...The white to pale pink blossoms are fragrant, spreading, and about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Holcoglossum kimballianum (Rchb. f.) Garay
         ...The fragrant, long-lived, stark white flowers, which are sometimes faintly flushed with pale purple, have a strongly contrasting cerise to amethyst-purple lip....
   
Houlletia odoratissima Linden, ex Lindley & Paxton
         ...The nodding, waxy, long-lasting, fragrant blossoms have dark maroon sepals and petals with light brown near the base....
   
Houlletia tigrina Linden ex Lindley
         ...In the wild, the fragrance can be detected at some distance....
   
Houlletia wallisii Linden & Rchb. f.
         ...The waxy, strongly fragrant blossoms are held with the lip uppermost....
   
Huntleya meleagris Lindley
         ...Blossoms are waxy, fragrant, and long-lasting....
   
Hygrochilus parishii (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer
         ...The fleshy, thickly textured blossoms are long-lasting and have a strongly spicy fragrance....
   
Ida ciliata (Ruiz & Pavon) Ryan & Oakeley
         ...The flowers, which are faintly but distinctly fragrant at night, spread only partially, being rather cupped with sepals held in more or less obliquely forward-pointing positions, while the petals are held in forward-pointing positions on each side of the column....
   
Ida longiscapa (Lindley) Ryan & Oakeley
         ...The rather pendulous flowers, which are fragrant at night and measure about 2 in. (5 cm) across the lateral sepals, have sepals and petals that are intense green to olive-green, a lip that is brownish yellow to greenish pale brown or red-brown, a callus at the base of the column foot that is an intense dark orange-red, dark brownish orange, to dark orange, and a column and anther that are white....
   
Ionopsis satyrioides (Swartz) Rchb. f.
         ...Only a few somewhat bell-shaped, fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Jumellea arachnantha (Rchb. f.) Schlechter
         ...Blossoms, which are 2.0-2.4 in. (5-6 cm) long and 1.6-2.0 in. (4-5 cm) wide, are pure white, pleasantly fragrant, and last about 1 month....
   
Laelia albida Bateman ex Lindley
         ...Flowers are 1–2 in. (2.5–5.0 cm) across with a strong, honeylike fragrance....
   
Laelia anceps Lindley
         ...They are usually fragrant on sunny days....
   
Laelia aurea Navarro
         ...Blossoms are lightly fragrant with an odor similar to that of roses....
   
Laelia autumnalis (La Llave and Lexarza) Lindley
         ...Flowers are showy, waxy, long-lasting, and fragrant....
   
Laelia crawshayana Rchb. f.
         ...Floral fragrance has been variably described as pleasant to somewhat unpleasant, and some have reported it as resembling the fragrance of Cattleya percivaliana....
   
Laelia crispa (Lindley) Rchb. f.
         ...Large, long lasting, fragrant blossoms are 4–6 in. (10–15 cm) across....
   
Laelia duveenii Fowlie
         ...The bright, rosy lavender to purple blossoms have a crystalline texture and pleasant fragrance....
   
Laelia eyermaniana Rchb. f.
         ...The delicately fragrant flowers are 2.0–2.4 in. (5–6 cm) across....
   
Laelia furfuracea Lindley
         ...The long lasting flowers have a fragrance that Halbinger (1993) described as, "bitter with a certain similarity to liquid soaps"....
   
Laelia gouldiana Rchb. f.
         ...The showy, brightly colored, slightly fragrant flowers are 2–4 in. (5–10 cm) across and somewhat cupped....
   
Laelia lobata (Lindley) Veitch
         ...The fragrant, moderately long-lasting blossoms are 5 in. (13 cm) across....
   
Laelia pumila (Hooker) Rchb. f.
         ...The showy, fragrant blossoms are usually 3–4 in. (8–10 cm) across, but some have measured 5 in. (13 cm)....
   
Laelia purpurata Lindley
         ...They have a fragrance that some say resembles licorice....
   
Laelia rubescens Lindley
         ...The delicately textured flowers have a peculiar fragrance when the temperature is warm....
   
Laelia speciosa (H. B. and K.) Schlechter
         ...They are long lasting with a weak fragrance that resembles violets....
   
Laelia superbiens Lindley
         ...Blossoms are fragrant, long lasting, and measure 4–6 in. (10–15 cm) across....
   
Laelia tenebrosa (Gower) Rolfe
         ...The large, showy, fragrant blossoms are frequently 7 in. (18 cm) across....
   
Leochilus carinatus (Knowles & Westcott) Lindley
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms are about 0.8 in. (2 cm) across with sepals and petals that are 0.3-0.5 in. (0.7-1.2 cm) long by 0.2-0.3 in. (0.4-0.7 cm) wide....
   
Leochilus crocodiliceps Kränzlin
         ...The flowers, which are aromatic but not sweetly fragrant, are up to 0.8 in. (2 cm) across the tips of the lateral sepals....
   
Leochilus hagsateri M. W. Chase
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms are about 0.6 in. (1.6 cm) across the tips of the lateral sepals but may be more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) long from the tip of the dorsal sepal to the apical margin of the lip....
   
Leochilus labiatus (Swartz) Kuntze
         ...The small, sweetly fragrant blossoms are translucent yellow or pale green....
   
Leochilus puertoricensis M. W. Chase
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms may be held on racemes or panicles, but any branching that occurs is usually after the initial flowering....
   
Leochilus scriptus Rchb. f.
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms are 0.4-0.5 in. (1.0-1.2 cm) across the tips of the petals by about 0.9 in. (2.3 cm) from the tip of the dorsal sepal to the tips of the lateral sepals....
   
Leochilus tricuspidatus (Rchb. f.) Kränzlin
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms generally open in succession, however, so only 1-2 are open at one time....
   
Leptotes bicolor Lindley
         ...The fleshy, fragrant, long-lasting blossoms open in succession on each inflorescence....
   
Leptotes serrulata Lindley
         ...Blossoms have a lilac-like fragrance and enamel-white sepals and petals....
   
Lockhartia oerstedii Rchb. f.
         ...The slightly fragrant blossoms are up to 0.8 in. (2 cm) long and are the largest and most attractive of the genus....
   
Ludisia discolor (Ker Gawler) A. Richard
         ...Numerous fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Lycaste aromatica (Graham ex Hook.) Lindley
         ...Flowers are said to be deliciously fragrant, but the fragrance is variably described as lemon citrus fragrance but others describe say it smells like cinnamon....
   
Lycaste brevispatha (Klotzsch) Lindley
         ...The flowers, which are 1.6-2.0 in. (4-5 cm) across, are reported by some to be unscented, by some to have no distinct fragrance, and by others who say they have a distinct fragrance....
   
Lycaste candida Lindley
         ...The somewhat nodding flowers often do not open fully, measure about 2 in. (5 cm) across, are said to have a fragrance of fresh apples, and are highly variable in color....
   
Lycaste cochleata Lindley
         ...The showy blossoms, which are rather small for the genus, open widely and have a fruity fragrance at night....
   
Lycaste cruenta (Lindley) Lindley
         ...The waxy, long-lasting flowers are described as faintly to very fragrant with a cinnamonlike odor....
   
Lycaste deppei (Loddiges) Lindley
         ...Flowers are waxy, fragrant, long-lived, and up to 4.5 in. (11 cm) across....
   
Lycaste lasioglossa Rchb. f.
         ...The showy, non-fragrant blossoms are about 5 in. (13 cm) wide across the lateral sepals and have tan-brown to chocolate-brown sepals with yellow margins, while the petals and the lip are yellow, with the lip sometimes blotched with red and is covered with long, soft hairs....
   
Lycaste longipetala (Ruiz & Pavon) Garay
         ...The waxy, fragrant blossoms are up to 7 in. (18 cm) long from the base to the tips of the more or less forward-pointing segments....
   
Lycaste macrophylla (Poeppig & Endlicher) Lindley
         ...The more or less nodding flowers are large, conspicuous, and fragrant....
   
Lycaste powellii Schlechter
         ...They are described by some as very fragrant, while others report that they are scentless....
   
Lycaste skinneri (Bateman ex Lindley) Lindley
         ...They are waxy, long lasting, and may be very fragrant, although the amount of fragrance seems to vary from one plant to another....
   
Macropodanthus alatus (Holttum) Seidenfaden & Garay
         ...Up to 25 fragrant blossoms per inflorescence....
   
Masdevallia cyclotega Königer
         ...The flowers have a strong, pleasant fragrance....
   
Masdevallia discolor Luer and Escobar
         ...These blossoms have a strong but pleasant fragrance....
   
Masdevallia falcago Rchb. f.
         ...The solitary blossom, which is slightly fragrant, has smooth, shiny sepals that are light green to yellow....
   
Masdevallia glandulosa Königer
         ...The fragrant blossoms have a slightly clove-like odor....
   
Masdevallia hydrae Luer
         ...Growers report that they have a pleasant spicy fragrance, particularly in bright light....
   
Maxillaria alba (Hooker f.) Lindley
         ...The rather waxy flowers are faintly fragrant, measure about 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) across, and have creamy white sepals and petals with a bright yellow lip....
   
Maxillaria bradei Schlechter ex Hoehne
         ...The spreading flowers, which have a honeylike fragrance during the afternoon, are usually about 1 in. (2.5 cm) tall from the tip of the dorsal sepal to the lip, while they measure 2 in. (5 cm) or more wide across the extended lateral sepals....
   
Maxillaria densa Lindley
         ...The small, fragrant blossoms are only about 0.4 in. (1 cm) wide between the apices of the dorsal and lateral sepals....
   
Maxillaria gracilis Loddiges
         ...The fragrant, erect to spreading flowers have yellow sepals with pale purple margins....
   
Maxillaria grandiflora (Humboldt, Bonpland, & Kunth) Lindley
         ...Flowers are 2.5-3.0 in. (6-7 cm) across, long lasting, and very fragrant....
   
Maxillaria luteo-alba Lindley
         ...They usually are long-lasting and often are faintly fragrant....
   
Maxillaria lutescens Scheidweiler
         ...The very fragrant blossoms are relatively large with white or cream-colored sepals and petals and a lip that is white on the outer surface but is rich yellow on the inside with reddish brown or reddish purple transverse lines....
   
Maxillaria ochroleuca Loddiges ex Lindley
         ...The strongly fragrant, rather cupped, spidery flowers, which do not open fully, have cream to pale yellow sepals and petals and a dark orange lip....
   
Maxillaria picta Hooker
         ...A single heavy-textured blossom, which is usually but not always fragrant, is produced at the apex of each inflorescence....
   
Maxillaria rufescens Lindley
         ...A single strongly fragrant blossom may or may not open widely, and it usually is not long-lasting....
   
Maxillaria sophronitis (Rchb. F) Garay
         ...They are not fragrant but last for several weeks....
   
Maxillaria tenuifolia Lindley
         ...The 1.5-2.0 in. (3.8-5.0 cm) wide blossoms are very heavy-textured and are highly fragrant with the odor of coconut....
   
Maxillaria triloris E. Morren
         ...The wide-spreading, long-lasting flowers are firmly textured, up to 5-6 in. (12-15 cm) across, and very fragrant....
   
Meiracyllium wendlandii Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms are 0.6-1.2 in. (1.6-3.0 cm) across, relatively long lasting, and fragrant during the day....
   
Micropera pallida (Roxburgh) Lindley
         ...The fragrant blossoms are cream-colored to pale yellow when first opened, but they become deep yellow with age....
   
Miltonia candida Lindley
         ...3-7 long-lasting fragrant flowers are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Miltonia flavescens (Lindley) Lindley
         ...The long lasting, star-shaped fragrant blossoms, which are about 3 in. (7.5 cm) across, are carried on the upper part of the inflorescence....
   
Miltonia regnellii Rchb. f.
         ...They are fragrant, open wide and flat, measure 2-3 in. (5.0-7.5 cm) long, and open successively over a long period....
   
Miltonioides laevis (Lindley) F. G. Brieger & E. Luckel
         ...The showy, fragrant flowers, which are up to 2.5 in. (6.3 cm) long, have yellow sepals and petals that are blotched or banded with reddish brown, a lip that is white at the apex and purplish below the middle, and a white column....
   
Miltoniopsis roezlii (Rchb. f.) Godefroy-Lebeuf
         ...The flowers all open at about the same time, last for several weeks, and are delightfully fragrant....
   
Mormodes buccinator Lindley
         ...The pungently fragrant blossoms, which are extremely variable in color, may have sepals and petals that are pale green suffused with pale pink but have a creamy white lip, or they may be a bright yellow-green with a clear yellow lip, or red-maroon with a lighter colored maroon lip, or be completely white....
   
Mormodes colossus Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant, long-lasting flowers are variable in size and color, but may grow to more than 3.5 in. (9 cm) across....
   
Mormodes horichii Fowlie
         ...The fragrant, claret-purple to blood-red flowers are about 2 in. (5 cm) across the extended, horizontally spreading lateral sepals....
   
Mormodes paraensis G. A. Salazar & J.B.F. da Silva
         ...The fleshy, fragrant blossoms are wine-red in color with somewhat darker veins on the sepals and petals....
   
Mormodes tuxtlensis Salazar
         ...Flowers are showy, fragrant, open widely, and measure 2-3 in. (5-7 cm) across....
   
Mystacidium capense (Linnaeus f.) Schlechter
         ...6-12 fragrant (at night) white blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Mystacidium venosum Harvey ex Rolfe
         ...Up to 12 crystalline white blossoms that are fragrant at night are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Neobenthamia gracilis Rolfe
         ...Usually more than 10, The fragrant, long-lived blossoms are rather cup-shaped, do not open fully, and measure about 1.2 in. (3 cm) long by 1 in. (2.5 cm) wide....
   
Neofinetia falcata (Thunb.) H.H. Hu
         ...They are commonly longer than wide, and are usually very fragrant, especially at night....
   
Neomoorea wallisii (Rchb. f.) Schlechter
         ...The waxy, fragrant blossoms are attractively spaced along the upper part of each inflorescence....
   
Nidema boothii (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...The strongly fragrant blossoms, which are up to 1 in. (2.5 cm) across, are greenish white to yellowish white on the sepals and petals, the lip has a white margin and a bright yellow callus, and the column is pale green....
   
Odontoglossum cirrhosum Lindley
         ...The fragrant, widely spread, rather star-shaped blossoms are up to 4 in. (10 cm) across are white with more or less dense blotches of brownish red on the sepals, petals, and midlobe of the lip....
   
Odontoglossum praestans Rchb. f. & Warscewicz
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and rather showy....
   
Odontoglossum spectatissimum Lindley
         ...Blossoms are large and fragrant....
   
Odontoglossum wyattianum G. Wilson
         ...The very fragrant flowers have light cinnamon-brown petals and sepals which have pale yellow margins and scattered yellow blotches....
   
Oeoniella polystachys Schlechter
         ...They are fragrant during the early evening and last for 3-4 weeks, sometimes even longer....
   
Oerstedella schumannianum (Schlechter) Hágsater
         ...The fragrant, long-lived blossoms are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Oerstedella wallisii (Rchb. f.) Hagsater
         ...Each fragrant, waxy, long lived blossom is 1.4-2.0 in. (3.5-5.0 cm) across....
   
Oncidium cheirophorum Rchb. f.
         ...Numerous relatively small, fragrant blossoms are produced on each panicle, with 1-3 carried on each branch....
   
Oncidium crispum Loddiges
         ...Flowers have a faint, musty fragrance....
   
Oncidium durangense E. Hagsater
         ...Several slightly fragrant blossoms are produced on each inflorescence....
   
Oncidium ensatum Lindley
         ...The slightly fragrant blossoms are carried on the numerous, widely spaced branches of the panicle....
   
Oncidium fuscatum Rchb. f.
         ...Many waxy, fragrant, long lasting, 2 in. (5 cm) flowers, which open simultaneously, are clustered on the inflorescence....
   
Oncidium gardneri Lindley
         ...Up to 40 blossoms that are sweetly fragrant during the morning hours are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Oncidium hyphaematicum Rchb. f.
         ...Many strongly fragrant blossoms are carried in each inflorescence, with 3-5 flowers on each branch....
   
Oncidium incurvum Barker ex Lindley
         ...The slightly fragrant blossoms are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Oncidium lindleyi (Galeotti ex Lindley.) R. Jimenez Machorro & M. A. Soto
         ...They are strongly fragrant with a with an aroma described by some as rather disagreeable....
   
Oncidium morenoi Dodson and Luer
         ...Many white to pink fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Oncidium oblongatum Lindley
         ...The fragrant yellow flowers are strongly marked with dark brown on the lower one-half to two-thirds of the sepals and petals....
   
Oncidium oliganthum (Rchb. f. ) L. O. Williams ex Correll
         ...Up to 7 showy, weakly fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Oncidium ornithorhynchum Humboldt, Bonpland, & Kunth
         ...The relatively small, showy blossoms are highly fragrant, long-lived, and about 0.8 in. (2 cm) across the tips of the widely spread petals....
   
Oncidium phalaenopsis Linden and Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant, long lasting flowers are about 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) across....
   
Oncidium praetextum Rchb. f. not Morren
         ...Many fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Oncidium schroederanum (Rchb. f.) Garay & Stacy
         ...7-9 fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Oncidium schwambachii V. P. Castro and A. L. V. Toscano deBrito
         ...The small, very fragrant blossoms are about 0.3 in. (0.8 cm) long....
   
Oncidium sphacelatum Lindley
         ...The faintly fragrant blossoms are about 1.2 in. (3 cm) across the widely spread petal tips....
   
Osmoglossum pulchellum (Bateman ex Lindley) Schlechter
         ...3-8 very fragrant, long-lived flowers are attractively spaced along the upper part of each flower spike....
   
Pabstia jugosa (Lindley) Garay
         ...Blossoms are large, showy, rather fleshy, long lasting, fragrant, and 2–3 in. (5–8 cm) across....
   
Paphiopedilum tigrinum Koopowitz & Hasegawa
         ...The flower, which is not fragrant and is covered with soft hairs on the backs of the sepals, usually measures about 3 in. (7.5 cm) wide across the petals but may sometimes be up to 5 in. (13 cm) across....
   
Papilionanthe teres (Roxburgh) Schlechter
         ...The flowers, which are rather variable in both size and color, are fragrant, rather long-lasting, and are 2-4 in. (5-10 cm) across....
   
Papilionanthe uniflora (Lindley) Garay
         ...The blossoms, which are not fragrant, are 0.4-0.6 in. (1.0-1.5 cm) across the forward-projecting sepals and petals and 1.2 in. (3 cm) long from the tip of the dorsal sepal to the tip of the downward-pointing spur....
   
Paraphalaenopsis denevei (J. J. Smith) A. D. Hawkes
         ...The sweetly fragrant blossoms, which have spreading sepals and petals, are up to 1.6 in. (4 cm) across....
   
Paraphalaenopsis laycockii (M. R. Henderson) A. D. Hawkes
         ...Sweet (1980) reported the fragrance as similar to crushed lemon grass....
   
Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua (J. J. Smith) A. D. Hawkes
         ...The small to medium-sized blossoms are widely spread and fragrant....
   
Pecteilis susannae (Linnaeus) Rafinesque
         ...They are white or greenish white, fragrant, and have an erect dorsal sepal that is nearly circular, measuring about 1.2 in. (3 cm) across....
   
Peristeria cerina Lindley
         ...The fleshy blossoms, which mostly face upward, are yellow to golden yellow, measure about 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) across, are very fragrant, and are reported to be long lasting....
   
Peristeria elata Hooker
         ...They are very fragrant. Ertelt (1995) reported that the fragrance of the blossoms seems to vary depending on the distance from the flower. At a distance the fragrance is sweet and somewhat fruity, while it was much more spicy from shorter distances....
   
Pescatoria cerina Rchb.f.
         ...The very fragrant, long-lasting flowers have white to light citron-yellow or straw-colored sepals and petals, somewhat blotched with greenish yellow at the base....
   
Pescatoria coelestis (Rchb. f.) Dressler
         ...The very fleshy, strongly fragrant, long-lived blossoms are 3-4 in. (7.5-10.0 cm) in diameter....
   
Pescatoria dayana Rchb.f.
         ...The long-lasting, fragrant flowers are 3-3.5 in. (8-9 cm) across with a fleshy, waxy texture....
   
Pescatoria klabochorum Rchb.f.
         ...Heavily textured and very long-lasting, the extremely fragrant flowers are among the finest of the genus....
   
Pescatoria lamellosa Rchb.f.
         ...Waxy, long-lasting, and very fragrant, the flowers are 2 in. (5 cm) across with cream-to-yellowish sepals and petals....
   
Pescatoria lehmanni Rchb. f.
         ...The long-lasting, waxy, fragrant flowers are 2.5-3.5 in. (6-9 cm) across....
   
Pescatoria violacea (Lindley) Dressler
         ...There is 1 per inflorescence that is about 3 in. (7-8 cm) wide, waxen in texture, fragrant, and long lived....
   
Pescatoria wallisii Linden and Rchb.f.
         ...Long-lasting and extremely fragrant, the flowers are 3-4 in. (7-10 cm) across....
   
Phaius amboinensis (Zipp.) Blume
         ...The delicately fragrant blossoms are 4 in. (10 cm) across....
   
Phaius callosus (Blume) Lindley
         ...The wide-opening blossoms are 4 in. (10 cm) across, fragrant, long-lasting, and brightly colored....
   
Phaius daenikerii Kraenzlin
         ...The blossoms are fragrant, but the peculiar scent is sometimes described as unpleasant....
   
Phaius flavus (Blume) Lindley
         ...Each showy, fragrant blossom is about 3 in. (8 cm) across and lasts about 2 weeks....
   
Phaius tankervilleae Blume
         ...The fragrant blossoms are 4-5 in. (10-13 cm) across; several are open at a time....
   
Phalaenopsis amabilis (Linnaeus) Blume
         ...Mature plants can have 70-80 fragrant blossoms....
   
Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb. f.) Christenson
         ...The flowers of this species are probably the most fragrant of all species in the genus....
   
Phalaenopsis corningiana Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant blossoms are 2.0-2.5 in. (5-6 cm) across, open sequentially, and are roughly star-shaped....
   
Phalaenopsis gigantea J. J. Smith
         ...The sweetly fragrant, fleshy blossoms open simultaneously....
   
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana Rchb. f.
         ...The blossoms are 2.0-2.5 in. (5-6cm) across, highly fragrant, waxy, fleshy, and star-shaped, and last about 2 months....
   
Phalaenopsis mannii Rchb.f.
         ...The fragrant flowers 1-2 in. (2.5-5.0 cm) across, open in succession, and last 3 months....
   
Phalaenopsis mariae Burbidge ex Warner & B.S. Williams
         ...The handsome, spreading to slightly cupped, star-shaped blossoms are 1.5-2.0 in. (4-5 cm) across, have a slight fragrance, and open simultaneously....
   
Phalaenopsis modesta J. J. Smith
         ...The star-shaped blossoms are 1.0-1.5 in. (2.5-3.8 cm) across, spreading, with a delicate texture, and a "strong, magnificent" fragrance....
   
Phalaenopsis pulchra (Rchb.f.) Sweet
         ...The long-lasting blossoms are 2.0-2.5 in. (5-6 cm) across, fragrant, fleshy, waxy with a glossy-lacquered appearance, wide-spreading, and star-shaped....
   
Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana Rchb. f. & Sander
         ...The fleshy blossoms, which have a rather musty fragrance, are lightly cupped with slightly concave sepals and petals and are about 1.6 in. (4 cm) across....
   
Phalaenopsis schillerana Rchb. f.
         ...They are fragrant and last several weeks....
   
Phalaenopsis speciosa Rchb. f.
         ...The blooms, which opened sequentially, were 2 in. (5 cm) across and were said to be so fragrant they would scent an entire greenhouse....
   
Phalaenopsis stuartiana Rchb. f.
         ...Slightly fragrant and long-lasting, they have wide petals with a delicate but long-lasting substance....
   
Phalaenopsis sumatrana Korth and Rchb. f.
         ...The fleshy, rigid, mildly fragrant blossoms are 2.5-3.0 in. (6.0-7.6 cm) across....
   
Phalaenopsis tetraspis Rchb. f.
         ...They are showy, fleshy, strongly fragrant, and have more or less concave sepals and petals....
   
Phalaenopsis venosa Shim & Fowlie
         ...The spreading, shallowly cupped, unpleasantly fragrant blossoms are 1.6-2.0 in. (4-5 cm) across and open in succession, often with several open at the same time....
   
Phalaenopsis violacea Witte
         ...The flowers are fragrant, star-shaped, waxy, and normally creamy green with violet flecks, though in rare cases they are white....
   
Phalaenopsis wilsonii Rolfe
         ...The blooms are 1.5 in. (4 cm) across, which is very large relative to leaf size, fragrant, delicately textured, and star-shaped....
   
Pholidota articulata Lindley
         ...The fragrance is described as musk- or chocolate-scented....
   
Pholidota camelostalix Rchb.f.
         ...Fleshy somewhat hidden by the persistent floral bracts, the wide-opening flowers have no fragrance....
   
Pholidota chinensis Lindley
         ...The flowers are sometimes fragrant....
   
Pholidota clemensii Ames
         ...The small, slightly fragrant blossoms are 0.5-1.0 in. (1.3-2.5 cm) across, white or sometimes pinkish in color, they become yellow with age....
   
Pholidota convallariae Hooker f.
         ...The tiny, fragrant, blossoms are 1/4 in. (0.6 cm) across....
   
Pholidota mediocris De Vogel
         ...The tiny, sweetly fragrant, white blossoms are the smallest and least spectacular of the genus....
   
Pholidota missionariorum Gagnepain
         ...The tiny, fragrant blossoms are 1/4 in. (0.6 cm) across and may be white, greenish white, or cream....
   
Pholidota pallida Lindley
         ...The somewhat fragrant blossoms are usually 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) across, but size is variable....
   
Pholidota pectinata Ames
         ...The cupped, slightly fragrant blossoms are 1/3 in. (0.8 cm) across....
   
Phragmipedium schlimii (Linden and Rchb.f.) Rolfe
         ...The fragrant blossoms are 1.5-3.0 in. (4-8 cm) across which is small for the genus....
   
Platanthera psycodes (Linnaeus) Gray
         ...The fragrant blossoms, which are up to 0.6 in. (1.8 cm) across, are colored some shade of purple but Luer (1975) stated that "The color is variable even within a colony, so that a plant with deep purple flowers may stand beside one with pale lavender or rose-lilac flowers"....
   
Plectorrhiza tridentata (Lindley) Dockrill
         ...The strongly fragrant, widely spread blossoms are about 0.2 in. (0.4 cm) across....
   
Pleione albiflora Cribb and C. Z. Tang
         ...The nodding, fragrant blossoms are usually pure white, but they may be streaked with pale mauve....
   
Pleione formosana Hayata
         ...The faintly fragrant flowers are 3-4 in. (8-10 cm) across....
   
Pleione forrestii Schlechter
         ...The sometimes fragrant blossoms are 2.0-2.5 in. (5-6 cm) across....
   
Pleione humilis (J. E. Smith.) D. Don
         ...The faintly fragrant blossoms are 2-4 in. (5-10 cm) across....
   
Pleione praecox (J. E. Smith.) D. Don
         ...When warm, the blooms have a spicy primrose fragrance....
   
Pleione speciosa Ames and Schlechter
         ...The faintly fragrant flowers are generally rose-purple or magenta with yellow or white ridges on the lip, but they are variable in size, base color, and extent of spotting....
   
Polyrrhiza lindenii (Lindley) Cogniaux
         ...They are showy, fragrant, waxy, long-lasting, and almost 5 in. (13 cm) long from the tip of the dorsal sepal to the tips of the pair of long, tapering, ribbonlike extensions at the apex of the lip....
   
Polystachya affinis Lindley
         ...The fragrant blossoms are reddish brown edged with mustard-yellow and are hairy on the outside of the segments....
   
Polystachya fallax Kränzlin
         ...The nodding, fragrant blossoms are white with a yellow callus and a purple anther cap....
   
Polystachya galeata (Swartz) Rchb. f.
         ...The blossoms, which may be very strongly fragrant, are hairy on the outside surface and may be colored green, yellow-green, yellow, pink, or white, and they are usually flushed with purple....
   
Polystachya pubescens (Lindley) Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant, long lasting flowers are normally carried in a raceme at the apex of the inflorescence....
   
Polystachya virginea Summerhayes
         ...The fragrant blossoms are white....
   
Ponera striata Lindley
         ...The fragrant, thinly textured flowers, which do not open well and are rather short-lived, are about 0.5 in. (1.2 cm) across....
   
Promenaea xanthina Lindley
         ...The very fragrant, heavily textured, long-lasting, slightly cupped blossoms are clear yellow with reddish spots at the base of the lateral lobes of the lip and on the column....
   
Prosthechea citrina (Llave & Lexarza) Higgins
         ...They are waxy, long lasting, and have a strong lemon fragrance....
   
Prosthechea glumacea (Lindley) Higgins
         ...The flowers have a roselike fragrance and are held with the lip uppermost....
   
Rangaeris amaniensis (Kränzlin) Summerhayes
         ...The spreading, fragrant blossoms are attractively spaced along the spike and are held to all face the same direction....
   
Renanthera citrina Averyanov
         ...The spreading, somewhat star-shaped, non-fragrant blossoms are bright lemon-yellow with 1-3 purple-violet spots or blotches on the sepals and petals and on the side lobes of the lip....
   
Renanthera philippinensis (Ames & Quisumbing) L. O. Williams
         ...The slightly fragrant, spreading, rather small blossoms are scarlet-red except for the bases of the lateral lobes of the lip which are cream-colored and the base of the midlobe and the throat of the lip which are orange....
   
Renanthera vietnamensis Averyanov & Rice
         ...The flowers, which are variable in size, are 1.6-2.8 in. (4-7 cm) tall and are without fragrance....
   
Rhyncholaelia digbyana Schlechter
         ...They are extremely fragrant, especially at night, are long lasting, and have a very heavy texture with a waxy sheen....
   
Rhyncholaelia glauca (Lindley) Schlechter
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and long-lived with a very heavy texture....
   
Rhynchostele cervantesii (La Llave & Lexarza) Soto Arenas & Salazar
         ...Flowers are very sweetly fragrant and long lasting if kept cool and shady....
   
Rhynchostele madrensis (Rchb. f.) Soto Arenas & Salazar
         ...The widely spread, fragrant blossoms are carried in a fairly tight cluster at the apex of each inflorescence....
   
Rhynchostylis coelestis Rchb. f.
         ...The waxy, sweetly fragrant flowers are 0.5-0.8 in. (1.2-2.0 cm) across....
   
Rhynchostylis gigantea (Lindley) Ridley
         ...The waxy blossoms are highly fragrant and last about 2 weeks....
   
Rhynchostylis retusa (Linnaeus) Blume
         ...They have a spicy fragrance....
   
Rodriguezia decora (Lemaire) Rchb. f.
         ...The faintly fragrant, somewhat nodding blossoms are carried in a rather loose raceme on the apical portion of the flower spike....
   
Rodriguezia leeana Rchb. f.
         ...6-8 somewhat spreading blossoms, which are not strongly fragrant but have a very pleasant scent, are carried in each raceme....
   
Rodriguezia venusta (Lindley ex Lemaire) Rchb. f.
         ...5-9 spreading to somewhat pendulous, very fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Rodrigueziella gomezoides (Barbosa-Rodrigues) Pabst
         ...10-20 nodding, extremely fragrant blossoms are well-spaced along only one side of each inflorescence....
   
Rossioglossum insleayi (Barker ex Lindley) L. A. Garay & G. Kennedy
         ...5-10 showy, faintly fragrant blossoms are rather widely spaced in a raceme on the upper third of the flower spike....
   
Sarcanthopsis nagarensis (Rchb. f.) Garay
         ...The fragrant blossoms are variable in color with New Guinea specimens usually having cream, yellow, or greenish colored sepals and petals that are spotted and streaked with purple or brown on the inside, with the outside surface often being chocolate-brown....
   
Sarcochilus falcatus R. Brown
         ...The strongly fragrant blossoms have an odor described as being somewhat like vanilla and last 2-3 weeks....
   
Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii F. Müller
         ...The delicately fragrant blossoms are 1.0-1.5 in. (2.5-3.5 cm) across and are very widely opining....
   
Sarcochilus hillii (F. Müller) F. Müller
         ...The extremely fragrant blossoms open in succession from the bottom of the raceme, with each flower lasting 3-4 days....
   
Sarcochilus olivaceus Lindley
         ...The widely spread blossoms, which are 0.5.8 in. (1.2-2.0 cm) across and have a delicate, spicy fragrance, have sepals and petals that vary in color from various shades of green to almost gold....
   
Scuticaria hadwenii (Lindley) Hooker
         ...The waxy, fragrant, long-lasting blossoms are wide-spreading and may be up to 3 in. (7.5 cm) across....
   
Sedirea japonica (Linden & Rchb. f.) Garay & H. R. Sweet
         ...The proportionately large, more or less fleshy blossoms which have a strong, sweet fragrance and last for several weeks....
   
Sievekingia suavis Rchb. f.
         ...The fragrant blossoms, which hold the lip in the uppermost position, have sepals that are pale lemon-yellow, while the petals and lip are orange, and the lip is marked with reddish purple spots....
   
Sobralia callosa L. O. Williams
         ...The showy, membrane-like blossoms are rose-pink and are not fragrant....
   
Sobralia decora Bateman
         ...The fragrant blossoms are 3--4 in. (7.5--10.0 cm) across with pale lavender sepals and petals and a rose-purple or lavender lip that is streaked with yellow and brown on the disc which is covered with numerous branched veins and is provided with many tiny blades which traverse it longitudinally....
   
Sobralia dichotoma Ruiz & Pavon
         ...The fleshy, fragrant blossoms open in succession over a long period of time and are commonly about 2.0-2.4 in. (5-6 cm) long, but may occasionally reach up to 4 in. (10 cm) across....
   
Sobralia macrantha Lindley
         ...The large, showy, rather fleshy blossoms are fragrant, short-lived lasting only 1–2 days, open one at a time over a long period....
   
Sobralia sessilis Lindley
         ...The flowers fragrant, fleshy, rather short-lived, and may be more than 4 in. (10 cm) across....
   
Sobralia xantholeuca hort. ex Williams
         ...The large, showy flowers, which have a rather unpleasant fragrance, are 4-6 in. (10-15 cm) in diameter....
   
Solenidiopsis tigroides (Schweinfurth) Senghas
         ...The relatively small, wide-spreading, fleshy, fragrant flowers are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Spiranthes ochroleuca (Rydberg) Rydberg
         ...Darnell (1976) remarked that, "Although the rather small yellowish-green blossoms of this plants are of little or no decorative value, they are deliciously fragrant and it is well worth growing on this account....
   
Spiranthes odorata (Nuttall) Lindley
         ...The strongly fragrant blossoms are have been described as having a sweet scent which has been compared to the odor of cumarin, vanillin, and jasmine by various writers....
   
Spiranthes sinensis (Persoon) Ames
         ...The small, fragrant blossoms usually have pink or pale rose sepals and petals, but very occasionally a white-flowered clone may occur....
   
Stanhopea candida Barbosa-Rodrigues
         ...The relatively small flowers, which are 4 in. (10 cm) across the spread lateral sepals, have an intensely sweet fragrance....
   
Stanhopea gibbosa Rchb. f.
         ...Blossoms are 3-4 in. (8-10 cm) long with a strong vanilla fragrance....
   
Stanhopea grandiflora (Loddiges) Lindley
         ...The large, very fragrant flowers are 5.5 in. (14 cm) across the spread segments. The fragrance is produced in the callus tissue....
   
Stanhopea graveolens Lindley not Morren
         ...The 5 in. (12 cm) long, short lived flowers are showy, pendent, and so strongly fragrant that the odor can overwhelm the senses and be disagreeably powerful....
   
Stanhopea hernandezii (Kunth) Schlechter
         ...The large, waxy, very fragrant blossoms are up to 8 in. (20 cm) across....
   
Stanhopea insignis Frost ex Hooker
         ...The very fragrant flowers are thin-textured, nearly translucent, obscurely nerved, and pendulous....
   
Stanhopea intermedia Klinge
         ...Blossoms are strongly fragrant, but the odor is described as pleasant rather than disagreeable....
   
Stanhopea jenischiana Kramer ex Rchb. f.
         ...The pleasantly fragrant, moderately sized blossoms are often more than 2 in. (5 cm) across. They are orange-yellow to gold-colored with very dark maroon-red spots and flecks on the lip and often with a dark suffusion at the base of the sepals and petals. Blossoms have 2.7 in. (6.8 cm) sepals and 2.2 in. (5.5 cm) petals which are reflexed with 2. very small earlike appendages at the base. The orange lip, which is overlaid with dark purple-brown fading to nearly white at the tip, has a dark eye on either side of the hypochile. The mesochile and epichile are waxy white with a few small spots at the base of the epichile. The lip consists of the ovate-oblong hypochile, and the slender, curved, two-horned mesochile. The 1 in. (2.5 cm) long horns are curved, fleshy, and pointed. The nearly round epichile is ascending, very concave, and fleshy with an excavated area at the base, and the dorsal plates have a parallel gap. The column, which is white with fine purple spots, is 2.2 in. (5.5 cm) long and 2-toothed at the apex. The slender ovary is about 3.1 in. (8 cm) long. Dodson (1980) indicates that this species is identified by the U-shaped outline at the base of the lip and the very narrow lip and column from the dorsal view. However, Dodson (1989) later states that this species is "distinguished by the narrow, cymbiforme, hypochile of the lip with the dorsal plates of the apex spreading, and the orange-yellow flowers with dark purple spots. The fragrance is very pleasant and produced in abundance"....
   
Stanhopea novogaliciana S. Rosillo
         ...The fragrant flowers are 8 in. (20 cm) across the spread segments....
   
Stanhopea oculata (Loddiges) Lindley
         ...The flowers last about 4 days and have a fragrance reported by some to be reminiscent of vanilla....
   
Stanhopea panamensis N. H. Williams & W. M. Whitten
         ...Blossoms produce a distinct fragrance that is dominated by benzyl benzoate and methyl salicylate....
   
Stanhopea pozoi C. H. Dodson & D. E. Bennett
         ...3-5 pleasantly fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence. The flowers were described as, "Fragrant of Eucalyptol and Limonene"....
   
Stanhopea radiosa Lemaire
         ...1-3 blossoms, which have a fragrance that reminds some people of cinnamon, are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Stanhopea saccata Bateman
         ...The flowers produce a fragrance reminiscent of orange peels or cinnamon....
   
Stanhopea tigrina Bateman ex Lindley
         ...Blossoms are extremely fragrant. Kennedy (1975) described the fragrance as filling the greenhouse with the "mouth-watering fragrance of chocolate and vanilla"....
   
Stanhopea wardii Loddiges ex Lindley
         ...The flowers, which live for 2-3 days and produce a very strong fragrance, are about 5 in. (12 cm) across. They are pale to bright yellow or greenish yellow, and the sepals are marked with fine violet-purple to brownish purple dots that are sometimes clustered. The dorsal sepal is broadly ovate-elliptic, rounded, slightly pointed at the apex, 1.9-2.5 in. (4.8-6.3 cm) long, and 1.0-1.4 in. (2.6-3.5 cm) wide. The ovate to oblong lateral sepals, which are marked with orange and joined at the base for about 0.4 in. (1 cm), are usually rounded at the apex, but some clones have pointed lateral sepals. Lateral sepals are soft, nerved, and 1.8-2.4 in. (4.5-6.0 cm) long with recurved margins. The elliptic-lanceolate petals, which may be abruptly or gradually pointed, are softer, shorter, and recurve over the sepals. They have few markings and wavy or ruffled margins. The bulbous, hollow hypochile, which has no spots, is short and not bilobed, and bent at nearly a 90 angle. It is shiny orange with a deep purple-brown eye on each side which may be visible on the backside. On the inside, the hypochile has granular excrescences near the base. The mesochile is inserted on the apex of the hypochile, is marked with a few tiny specks starting at the base. It has two cream to light yellow-green horns which are 1.2 in. (3 cm) long, pointed, and incurved. The pale yellow epichile is angled to the apex of the mesochile, ovate, pointed, and concave with somewhat reflexed margins. The very pale green column is 1.6-1.8 in. (4.0-4.5 cm) long with a thick, curved central axis and wide, pale yellow translucent wings which are speckled with many pink dots. Blossoms produce a fragrance containing large amounts of 2-phenylethyl acetate and 2-phenylethyl alcohol....
   
Stanhopea warscewicziana Klotzsch
         ...The fragrant flowers, which are about 5.5 in. (14 cm) tall, are usually pale yellow with a few a few purple dots....
   
Stanhopea whittenii Soto Arenas, Salazar, & Gerlach
         ...The flowers, which have an intense fragrance of eucalyptus, have sepals and petals that are cream-colored with an orange spot at the base and are densely spotted with purple....
   
Staurochilus fasciatus (Rchb. f.) Ridley
         ...The fragrant blossoms are fragrant, and growers report that plants bloom for a long time....
   
Staurochilus loherianus (Kränzlin) Christenson
         ...The fleshy, fragrant, widely spread....
   
Tetramicra canaliculata (Aublet) Urban
         ...The long lasting, slightly fragrant flowers are almost 1 in. (2.5 cm) across....
   
Ticoglossum oerstedii (Rchb. f.) Halbinger
         ...Usually, a single, fragrant, waxy, long-lived blossom is produced, but as many as 5 blossoms may be carried on each inflorescence....
   
Trichocentrum cavendishianum (Bateman) Chase & N. H. Williams.
         ...Many waxy, fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Trichocentrum lanceanum (Lindley) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
         ...The flowers are showy, waxy, long lasting, and very fragrant. They are 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) long. The sepals and petals are yellow or yellow-green, often densely covered with chocolate or purple-brown spots. The large ruffled lip is usually a rich magenta, rose-purple, or violet-purple, but may sometimes be whitish. The flowers will last 4-5 weeks if kept dry, and the rich, spicy fragrance is reported to last even after the flowers are dried....
   
Trichocentrum tigrinum Linden & Rchb. f.
         ...1-2 large, spreading, fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Trichoglottis brachiata Ames
         ...A single, faintly fragrant, very waxy, long-lived star-shaped blossom is normally carried on each inflorescence, but 2 flowers may occasionally be produced....
   
Trichoglottis pusilla (Teijsmann & Binnendijk) Rchb. f.
         ...The blossoms are scented, but the fragrance was described by Comber (2001) as "not to everyone's taste"....
   
Trichopilia fragrans (Lindley) Rchb. f.
         ...The very fragrant, rather waxy, long-lasting blossoms have greenish white sepals and petals with wavy margins and a snow-white lip with a golden yellow blotch in the throat....
   
Trichopilia hennisiana Kränzlin
         ...The fragrant blossoms are up to 5 in. (13 cm) across....
   
Trichopilia marginata Henfrey
         ...Blossoms are large, conspicuous, rather waxy, and fragrant....
   
Trichopilia suavis Lindley and Paxton
         ...The large, showy, very fragrant blossoms are up to 4 in. (10 cm) across and vary in color....
   
Trichopilia tortilis Lindley
         ...Blossoms are large, showy, fragrant, and waxy....
   
Tuberolabium kotoense Yamamoto
         ...The waxy, long-lasting, fragrant blossoms, are about 0.5 in. (1.2 cm) across....
   
Vanda alpina (Lindley) Lindley
         ...The nodding, long-lived flowers are faintly fragrant, waxy, and about 1.0-1.5 in. (2.5-3.8 cm) across....
   
Vanda bensonii Bateman
         ...The fragrant blossoms are about 2 in. (5 cm) across and have spreading sepals and petals that, on the front side, have a yellow to green background but are rather densely veined and reticulated with chestnut-brown....
   
Vanda brunnea Rchb. f.
         ...4-6 waxy, fragrant, long-lasting blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Vanda coerulescens Griffith
         ...The spreading, fragrant blossoms are variable in color, up to 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) across, and rather light in texture but relatively long-lasting....
   
Vanda cristata Lindley
         ...The fragrant, waxy blossoms are about 2 in. (5 cm) across, long-lived, and rather variable in color....
   
Vanda dearei Rchb. f.
         ...The heavily textured blossoms are fleshy, long-lasting, and fragrant....
   
Vanda denisoniana Benson and Rchb. f.
         ...The thick, fleshy, delightfully fragrant blossoms are closely spaced close in a raceme....
   
Vanda flavobrunnea Rchb. f.
         ...The sweetly fragrant, heavily textured blossoms measure up to 2 in. (5 cm) vertically but somewhat less horizontally....
   
Vanda hastifera Rchb. f
         ...The fragrant, fleshy blossoms are 1.8-2.0 in. (4.5-5.0 cm) across and remain open for up to 10 days....
   
Vanda insignis Blume
         ...Flowers are waxy, long-lasting, strongly fragrant, and measure 2.0-2.6 in. (5.0-6.5 cm) across....
   
Vanda jennae O'Byrne & Vermeulen
         ...The spreading, fragrant blossoms are 1.8-2.1 in. (4.5-5.4 cm) across and are rather thick and fleshy....
   
Vanda lamellata Lindley
         ...Up to 25 very fragrant blossoms are carried on each inflorescence....
   
Vanda limbata Blume
         ...The fragrant, long-lasting flowers are about 2 in. (5 cm) across and are all open at the same time....
   
Vanda luzonica Loher
         ...The waxy, long-lived, very fragrant flowers are 2.5-3.0 in. (6.4-7.5 cm) across....
   
Vanda merrillii Ames and Quisumbing
         ...They are long-lived, very fragrant, and measure 1.5-2.0 in. (3.8-5.0 cm) across....
   
Vanda roeblingiana Rolfe
         ...Blossoms are fragrant and rather long-lasting....
   
Vanda stangeana Rchb. f.
         ...The nodding, fragrant blossoms have greenish yellow to yellow sepals and petals that are marked with dark purplish brown netlike tessellations....
   
Vanda sumatrana Schlechter
         ...Comber (1982) reported that plants from around Lake Toba produce flowers with a strong fragrance, but blossoms from other areas may be only faintly scented....
   
Vanda tessellata (Roxburgh) Hooker
         ...4-10, The fully open blossoms are about 2 in. (5 cm) across, fragrant, rather long-lasting, and extremely variable in color....
   
Vanda tricolor Lindley
         ...The 6-9 strongly and sweetly fragrant blossoms carried on each inflorescence are all open at the same time....
   
Vandopsis gigantea (Lindl.) Pfitz.
         ...They are very thick and heavy-textured and are vaguely fragrant at times....
   
Vandopsis lissochiloides (Gaudichaud-Beaupre) Pfltzer
         ...The very heavily textured flowers are sweetly fragrant and are long-lived....
   
Vandopsis undulata (Lindley) J. J. Smith
         ...The wax, fragrant blossoms have white sepals and petals, which are sometimes suffused with pink, and a lip that is yellow to white at the apex and lemon-yellow with purple-red striations at the base....
   
Vanilla planifolia Jackson ex Andrews
         ...The fragrant, pale green to greenish yellow, and last a single day. The showy flowers are about 4 in. (10 cm) across when the sepals are fully spread, but they normally do not open fully. Usually, a single flower in a raceme opens on any particular day so flowering often lasts an average of 24 days. Sepals and petals are linear to oblong and obtuse to subacute. Sepals are 1.6-2.2, rarely 2.8 in. (4.0-5.5, rarely to 7 cm) long by 0.4-0.6 in. (1.0-1.5 cm) wide above the middle. Petals are somewhat shorter and narrower. The trumpet-shaped lip, which is orange-yellow with a truncated apical lobe, is attached to the column for most of its length. The lip is obscurely 3-lobed, slightly keeled on the back, obovate in outline, about 3.7 in. (9.5 cm) long by1.8 in. (4.5 cm) wide, and flared near the apex when spread out, with a wavy, ruffled margin. The disk has prominent, slender, thickened veins with fringed scales in the center. The lip sometimes has obscure excrescences that extend from the tuft of bristles to the apex. The curved column is up to 2.8 in. (7 cm) long with hairs on the ventral surface. The long, thick, cylindrical capsule is commonly 6-9 in. (15-23 cm) long by 0.3-0.5 in. (0.8-1.5 cm) wide. Capsules are fragrant, linear-elliptic, obtuse, and somewhat 3-angled....
   
Zygopetalum intermedium Loddiges ex Lindley
         ...The very fragrant, waxy, long-lived blossoms are well spaced on the upper part of each inflorescence....
   
Zygopetalum mackayi Hooker
         ...The waxy flowers are long lasting and are very fragrant....
   
Zygopetalum maxillare Loddiges
         ...The fragrant, waxy blossoms, which last about 6 weeks, are carried in a rather crowded raceme....
   


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