Sunday, February 5, 2012

Oncidium flower spike--One week of growth

A sequence of growth

     I estimate that the spike had been growing for 1 week hidden within the folds of the leaves before I first noticed it.  Based on that count, the picture above shows growth from days 7, 11, and 13.  The spike quickly acquired a dark burgundy color, which matches the color of this orchid's blooms.  On day 12, I carefully pried the tip of the spike out of the leaf fold, and overnight, the spike straitened out to what you can see in the rightmost picture.

EDIT 3/29: Identified as Wilsonara Pacific Perspective!

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