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I am so confused. What is this please?

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    Question I am so confused. What is this please?

    Hi,

    If you read my other posts, I am a rank newbie to all this, and I am now getting brain overload from all the terminology. I hope you will bear with me and my stupid questions, but I figure the only real stupid question is the one I don't ask.

    I purchased two flasks while in Costa Rica. One is a Brassia verrucosa, and the other is a Trichocentrum cebolleta. I recently unflasked them, and so far they are still standing (which for me, is a shock in itself). This morning, I noticed some new growth under the moss on the Brassia. Not sure what this is (soon to be new leaves? Pseudobulb? Anything else? ). So, what I'd like to know is, what is it? Should I keep them covered by the moss, or expose them to the light and air?

    Thanks for putting up with me. I can't wait for my first class at the AOS on April 25th.
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    looks like new roots...leave them be, they will take care of themselves

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    Thanks yet again Ron. What would I do without your sage advice?

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    your welcome, glad to be of help...new roots are a great sign.

    BTW, did you go to Monte Verde while in CR?

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    We went to so many places, and drove through so many, that it's all become a huge blur. It was an elderhostel photo workshop, and the itinerary had to be adjusted because of the 6.2 earthquake (we were in it). Don't think we got to Monte Verde though.

    Our original itinerary was:
    San Jose, Costa Rica 1 night;
    Arenal, Costa Rica 2 nights;
    Sarapiqui, Costa Rica 2 nights; (we had just checked in here and had lunch when the shaker hit)
    San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica 2 nights;
    Dominical, Costa Rica 2 nights;
    San Jose, Costa Rica 1 night

    We did go to Lankester Botanical Gardens, which is where I purchased my two little babies. Nice place to visit and see all sorts of orchids.

    I can't wait to go back!!

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    Lankester was a British orchid enthusiast and started the Gardens, for his pleasure, in the early 1900's. I have one orchid that was named after him...Maxillaria lankesteri. It was named after him in 1924 and is native to Costa Rica

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    I'd love to see it. Do you have a photo? Pretty please!!

    Anne

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