anyway, is it unusual to have the leaves on a parvi+cochlo paph be dried out-looking and reddish-brown at the base of the plant? it only appears at the edges of the leaves (where they meat together to become the fan). is it rust? if not, what is it? its not bumpy like the picture that traci posted. im treating with daconil already. but i was just wondering if its normal (like the red gooey substance that is between the leaves at the base of phrags).
Rust can be seen as orange, powdery pistules and can distort/curl leaves. It's a fungus, and is spread by rust-colored spores. So if you suspect rust, then be sure to keep it away from other orchids. Can you get powder from your leaves? Or maybe it's just the "red gooey substance"... I'm not sure what it is, but it's a good idea that you've treated it just in case it's something serious.