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Odm. spike?

This is a discussion on Odm. spike? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I'm not quite as observant as Lily, but I'm quite sure these little thingies weren't ...

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    Default Odm. spike?

    I'm not quite as observant as Lily, but I'm quite sure these little thingies weren't evident on my Odm. when it arrived from RVO two weeks ago. The PB on the new growth is more developed since then, but hardly mature. These be spikes?

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    LOL! Awesome! Let there be spikes!

    Their tips can sometimes get stuck inside the curled part of the leaf in which they're developing, so that one on the left might need some help. Gently uncurl the base of the leaf and let the tip of the inflorescence spring free.

    Congrats, Julie!

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    Yup those are spikes!
    Now the looong wait for buds starts.
    What kind of Odm. is it?

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    Freeeeeeeeeedom!

    The spike on the left was growing up into the leaf more than I realized.

    It's an Odm. Margaret Holm 'Alpine' fresh from RVO, Dana, and it looks like Louis has some more
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    Julie, If I was able to order from RVO I would have bought one.
    But I live in Sweden and if I had to pay for all the CITES documents etc I would end up with a REALLY expensive orchid

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    Good point, Dana!

    Do you have many Odm's or intergenerics? I love 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Good point, Dana!

    Do you have many Odm's or intergenerics? I love 'em!

    Julie
    I only have one Odontocidium Susan Kaufman, it's a rescue plant with poor roots.
    At the moment I'm sphag & bagging it, so keep your fingers crossed.

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    How many of these orchids do you have?

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    I've piper's overcrowded apartment. She'll have to sell/trade the cats if she gets anymore orchids!

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