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Catasetum growing Bulb/spike at the same time??

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    Question Catasetum growing Bulb/spike at the same time??

    So I currently have 2 catasetum that have both a new growth growing, both started off with a very similar shape and now one of them is looking a lot like a spike, however it does have some roots that are growing under this " weird looking bulb" and they are growing much slower than the other catasetum. The Catasetum that is growing a normal looking bulb is a catasetum integerrimum and the weird looking bulb is a Catasetum Incurvum. Is it possible for it to be growing a bulb with a spike? or is it just a really weird looking bulb :P?
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    Interesting. Do keep us posted on how this develops

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    I'm guessing the latter. Just a weird looking bulb.

    I don't think even catasetums are that strange to grow roots from a spike.

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    Hmmmmm for me ill just enjoy it...

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    My Clowesia Rebecca Northen grew roots from its spikes. Those last photos look like spikes to me.
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    I've had some in this family grow roots from spikes. Just one of those oddities that orchids sometimes produce.

    BTW - I've never had one progress to a new growth...once done blooming they dried up like other spikes.

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    weird. i vote spike.

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    first pic is a new growth,,
    the second pic is a SPIKE

    yes..some of the spike produces own roots, not uncommon.

    and sometimes......you might even get a partial developed bulb on the bottom half of the spike.

    and yes, it is possible for a catasetum to produce growth and spike at the same time, i had one expansum that is doing so right now.

    i guess....all i could say is WELCOME TO THE WEIRD WORLD OF CATASETUMS

    CONGRATS on both the growth and spike !!

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    Thanks guys! Can't wait to see that little alien bloom hahahaha they really are a very different kind of orchid
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    This is sooo, cool!
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