[aroid-l] Pleasant smell of Arum dioscoridis?
- Subject: [aroid-l] Pleasant smell of Arum dioscoridis?
- From: Krzysztof Kozminski email@example.com
- Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 09:17:16 -0800
I came out today to see that my A.dioscorididis v. luschanii was open
(might have opened yesterday). Last year, it had no discernible smell
at all, perhaps because I cut it up off early to get close-up photos
(some of the ones residing in
This year, a surprise. There was nothing pungent around the plant, so I
stuck my nose into the inflorescence, and was greeted with faint smell
resembling jasmine & orange blossoms.
I've heard that some essential oils (indol) have pleasant smell when
highly diluted, and exhibit fecal/putrid smell in high concentration.
Would this be the case for whatever is supposed to make A.dioscoridis
the most evil smelling of all arums?