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weird orchid roots

This is a discussion on weird orchid roots within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; At least I found them to be. This is a pic of those on my ...

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    Default weird orchid roots

    At least I found them to be. This is a pic of those on my Ornithocephalus. The fact they are covered with what appears to be root hairs surprised me.



    Not something I've seen very often in orchids other than paphs and phrags. The fact that it is a mounted orchid surprises me even more, since if they are root hairs, I would expect them to dry out and wither.

    Hmmm, kinda look like spider legs coming around a door don't they? LOL

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    Ive got Coelogyne dayana and its like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel


    Hmmm, kinda look like spider legs coming around a door don't they? LOL

    It does look like a spider! I have seen other roots like that. It would be interesting to know if they dry out faster on a mount though. How often do you water this guy?

    Cheers!
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    pavel - that is a great picture!! You should consider it as fodder for the Mad Scientist Day mutant orchid guests... with a little help from some photo software.....

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    Im noticing the same thing on my Phalaenopsis lobbii, but not to that extent.

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