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Maxillaria tenuifolia - bud or bulb?

This is a discussion on Maxillaria tenuifolia - bud or bulb? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hello! Can anyone tell if this is a bud or new pseudobulb starting on my ...

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    Default Maxillaria tenuifolia - bud or bulb?

    Hello! Can anyone tell if this is a bud or new pseudobulb starting on my Maxillaria tenuifolia?

    Plant is rather large, growing in a tree fern pot. Lots of growth, but only bloomed once two years ago when it was much smaller.

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    Kinda looks like a kiki - or new bulb! Hope it blooms soon!

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    I think these are spikes - in my experience, the new pseudobulbs start from inside the 2 side "leaves" of the older pseudobulb - they start off thin and sharp. The spikes arise from the "stem" below the PB and are fatter and blunter looking. Let us know what transpires!

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    Blooms, I'd say.

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    Turned out to be buds. Tons of buds! Sorry for the bad photos ... plant is large and hard to photograph with my phone.

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    Very nice. Congrats on blooming it

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    I love this Orchid. I purchased 2 about 2 months ago. Does it smell like coconut??? Yours is gorgeous!!!

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    Nice! My M. t. is smaller than yours, has not bloomed yet. Maybe this year?
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