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where does a spike grow from on a cattleya

This is a discussion on where does a spike grow from on a cattleya within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I'm aware of that. The unifolate pictured also has some leads with buds and no ...

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    I'm aware of that. The unifolate pictured also has some leads with buds and no sheath. I was just trying to show where the flowers originate on the pseudobulb. I didn't mean to imply that all catts produced a sheath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Jeff's photos show clearly the development of flowers in the catt family - at least for more than 95% of the catt family. But there are a few, especially the bifoliates, which just form "bumps" without the sheath and develop into a spike with buds and finally flowers.
    And not all sheaths produce flowers - some just dry up.
    I'm aware of that. The unifolate pictured also has some leads with buds and no sheath. I was just trying to show where the flowers originate on the pseudobulb. I didn't mean to imply that all catts produced a sheath. I also have several bifolates that produce more than one growth during a growing season but will only bloom on the newest growth.

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    Thank you all very much...your knowledge and espec.the pics, are of great help...I've been researching the orchids I've had, with information I have, in google, and find threads in the past RVO-OTF, that gives me the information I'm looking for...like, I found yeaterday one of mine is a - Blc. Alma Kee 'tipmalee'...as for others, I'll need to wait for them to bloom someday, then I can post pics and see if you all can indentify them also...thanks again.
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