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Prostheca cochleata new blooms

This is a discussion on Prostheca cochleata new blooms within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I posted this a few weeks ago, wondering what the new growths were. It turned ...

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    Question Prostheca cochleata new blooms

    I posted this a few weeks ago, wondering what the new growths were. It turned out to be a second spike out of a current pseudobulb.You can see the dried up spike that has finished flowering. The plant currently has three new pb's (circled). I also noticed a web like substance through the clear pot. Knowing that some orchids have a symbiotic relationship with fungi, I was wondering if these could be hyphea ?
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    Nice plant.

    Weblike substance...not sure if that's mycochorrizal hyphae, but if it's not hurting the plant..then I would leave it be. (This was the first orchid bloomed at the Kew Botanic Gardens.)

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    Could the web-like substance be micro-roots? I agree with Clint on leaving it alone if it is not causing any problems.


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