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A Double Bud on my Cymbidium

This is a discussion on A Double Bud on my Cymbidium within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My Cymbidium was purchased with one spike in bloom. Another spike was formed and ready ...

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    Default A Double Bud on my Cymbidium

    My Cymbidium was purchased with one spike in bloom. Another spike was formed and ready to bloom and a 3rd spike, just emerging from its pod (? don't know the technical name at the present, feel free to educate me!).

    Now that the second spike is nearly fully open, I was examining the third spike. I noticed that one of the flower buds is a double bud.

    In all my months of orchid growing experience, I have never seen this. Is it common?

    I will update with a new image once the bud opens.

    2 images. The open flower and the double bud.

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    beautiful color

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    You aren't likely to see it often. When it opens, there might be twisting of parts as well.

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    Nice green CYM.what is the white thing on the leaf?

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    Just water spots that were shown from the flash. Probably from the worm tea misting.

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    That is water spotting likely from the worm tea misting. The camera's flash helps highlight the spotting which is not that apparent just looking at it.

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    I used to grow cyms in California. Sometimes I had a Siamese twin bloom....they were fused blooms when they flowered.

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    I have seen fused buds and blooms infrequently in other genera. Please post of pic of that flower when it opens.

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    A very popular flower for the Chinese New Year here in Hong Kong.

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    Interesting...i would also like to see this flower when it opens. I have a similar situation with a Laeliocattleya right now in bloom. Its not very established yet for pictures. Ive never seen this personally...but some hybrids are funky sometimes

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