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  Am. longituberosus smell
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.06.26 at 08:30:17(9008)
ok, folks, i know his lordness will hate me for saying this but A. longituberosus is in bloom but no smell whatsoever, unless you stick your nose very close to it and you can detect a faint odor. and here i was thinking i had to leave the house when they bloomed!

tsuh yang in NY

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.06.26 at 12:07:40(9012)
forgot to tell, like you did to ME, that you stuck your nose into it HOURS too
late! No wonder.

From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.06.26 at 13:16:28(9017)
your lordness, i have to go to work every day. i can't stay home and smell the dang thing all day! :-) i've smelled it in the morning and at night and got nothing... ok, i know my sense of smell is not defective 'cause others in the list could not detect odors in their amorph. inflorescences either.

tsuh yang in nyc

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.06.27 at 09:27:58(9022)
I am still surprised by the eagerness to blame this on anything else but
your noses. I told you before that the chemical analysis of the scent is
nearly 100% anise-oil. This is a pure scientific result. Now those who don't
smell it obviously have a deficiency not those who do smell it. Of course,
one could restate this in politically correct terms "Everyone has a
different nose". Let's enjoy the diversity of noses. I for one can easily
discern when a longituberosus is flowering in the collection even if I
haven't seen it. The scent fills the enormous greenhouse totally. It's
rather enjoyable.

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