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Why do some one leaved sometimes become two?

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by AHAB, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. AHAB

    AHAB New Member

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    Hi all,
    On some of my single leaf bulbos, sometimes the new growths have two leaves...

    Any thoughts as to why this happens?

    Thanks,
    Jim T
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I have no idea. I was wondering the same thing today, though. My bulbo levyae is doing that right now. What's super strange is that a flower is opening between the leaves...
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Here's a photo of my levyae with the weird growth & flower.
    levyae.jpg
     
  4. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I have noticed this in my collection too from time to time. I have always assumed it had to do with the use of chemicals. Though, that is a loose observation.
     
  5. Dale

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    What causes those little trails on the older leaves? Is that from bush snails hoovering up algae?
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Yup.
     
  7. Dale

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    They missed a lot. You need more snails.
     
  8. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    i see trails like that sometimes on the glass that has algae on it
    once i saw a sow bug on it so i have decided that they do it to