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Weird Bud Growth

This is a discussion on Weird Bud Growth within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Hello Everyone, So, my Phal Solid Gold has decided to keep blooming. I know, yay! ...

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    Default Weird Bud Growth

    Hello Everyone,

    So, my Phal Solid Gold has decided to keep blooming. I know, yay! Anyway, there is a weird growth on one of the buds. It almost looks like a little bug OR mini flower?

    It looks very weird. It's the 2nd to last bud. All others are OK (meaning, they actually LOOK like buds). Here are a few pics. Anyone have any clue as to what this may be? Is this a keiki? bug? alien hibernating in my plant???? What is it?
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    Hmmm. Hard to say for sure. Sometimes you can get really weird deformed flowers, usually on hybrids. I haven't really noticed that so much on species Phals. Maybe it's trying to keiki and bloom at the same time. I have a Phal equestris trying to do that right now. I have had other equestris do this too-they are such crazy keiki factories . Anyway, time will tell.

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    siamese twin blossom?

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    keep us posted, I'm interested to know whether it's a keiki or a mis-formed bud.

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    I suspect a mis-formed bud, but lets hope for a keiki! Wouldn't that be cool!?!

    Cheers,
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    Definitely an alien! My guess would be that the plant got confused and is trying to do a couple of things at the same time and in the same place. Please post a pic when the process is finished.

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