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For bff2112 and any other Bay Area-based orchid fans 
9th-Feb-2006 03:03 pm
From the 2/9/06 issue of the Berkeleyan:
For the first time this century, members of the public can commune with members of the Orchidaceae family when visiting the UC Botanical Garden. Dozens of orchid species, many of them rare and endangered, are now on view in the Orchid, Fern, and Carnivorous Plant House, with new specimens rotating in regularly as they come into bloom.
And they've got some of the scented ones we've talked about before:
Orchid specimens in Parsons' care, when in bloom, smell variously like coconut sun lotion, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, or "the wax lips you wore as a kid on Halloween," he says.
I wonder if they have the one that's described as smelling like strawberry jam on toast?
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