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Re: fragrant ferns

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] fragrant ferns
  • From: "mr.fern" mr.fern@bigpond.com
  • Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 01:45:00 +1100

Hi everyone,
Tree ferns may not be listed as scented ferns, but whenever we set up a
display, we have people coming up to comment how they knew we were at the
venue because they could smell the "bush" (forest) and were drawn to it.  Is
it a fragrance?  I think so.  Better than cheap soap.
Rosemary Vulcz
The Otways

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Nicholls" <nicholls@u030.aone.net.au>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 12:16 AM
Subject: Re: [ferns] 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).
> DN
> 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
> > think.
> >
> > Art there any more ideas or thoughts?
> >
> > Kindest regards
> >
> > Keith Rogers
> > Mannum South Australia
> >
> --
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