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Re: fragrant ferns

Microsorium scandens is the one I know of - though it doesn't always
have the fragrance.  For the New Zealand version (aka Phymatosorus
scandens) which looks identical to the Oz version - I coudn't detect any
fragrance in the specimens I 'sniffed'.  The  M. scandens that grows in
the Blue Mountains near Sydney I can smell consistently.  It has a faint
smell a little like a cheap soap perfume.

But my nasal powers are variable - I can't smell Fresias, for example (a
genetic quirk).


On 1/30/2003 1:40 PM, Keith Rogers wrote:
> Hi Guys
> Have been asked for info on fragrant ferns.
> I am pushing my memory,
> Two are Nephrolepis garotti? and Microsorum scandens and an Adiantum too I
> think.
> Art there any more ideas or thoughts?
> Kindest regards
> Keith Rogers
> Mannum South Australia

David Nicholls
Nicholls Communications

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