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More $#%&@ leaf spots! I'm totally sick of the them! (photo)

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    Question More $#%&@ leaf spots! I'm totally sick of the them! (photo)

    I wonder why strange things keep happening to my orchids...

    So here goes my new problem:

    On my new orchid (a wilsonara, which is in the odontoglossum alliance), there are strange-looking black leaf spots. I have no idea what they are and have searched many websites without finding anything similar. The spots only appear on the leaf tips (nowhere else). Most of the affected leaves are older/mature ones, but there are some spots on younger leaves as well. The spots are "inside" the leaf tissue (no raised bumps ). What is this? Anything to worry about? What should I do? Check this picture for clarification! Thanks very much for any help.

    P.S. Sorry for "bombarding" everyone with so many questions...but I am relying on the forum to help me...
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    Lily, I think those are just normal spots you'll find on some plants. I wouldn't worry about them. My Sharry Baby and some Brassias have them.

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    Those look pretty normal, my orchidiums get them .
    Oncidiums I meants lol!

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    yeah, they're irritating to look at, but almost all sharry babys will get them. after a while, one gets desensitized...

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    My Sharry Babies have them too - nothing to worry about!

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    I've got a cambria that looks somewhat like that, except that the spots are also on the pb.

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    Thanks for the help!

    I am so relieved.
    Now I feel so ...wait...no...like ...or more like !

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    I,ve got a Odontoglossum "Rawdon Jester" that the old leaves look brown with a few green spots

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    Lily, spots like that are so prevalent that growers just live with them. If they get to be too much of an eyesore, you can use a razor blade and cut the leaf tips off in an inverted "V" shape. There's currently research underway to check of those spots are actually virus. But if it turns out that that's the case, then every clone of those plants has it.....

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