Funny leaf or sheath? YOU DECIDE!

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kentuckiense

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Phrag. Red Lightning 'Windy Hill' HCC/AOS x Phrag. besseae 'Black Falls' AM/AOS from Windy Hill. The growth seems too small!

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Heather said:
Sheath!

I've never seen a Phrag put out another leaf within the last one so small, it's always been a sheath.
Yeah, that was the thing that made me wonder. The next oldest leaf is so tiny. Still, with my luck, it'll be a leaf.
 

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Heather said:
Sheath!

I've never seen a Phrag put out another leaf within the last one so small, it's always been a sheath.

I'm with Heather on this.

Also if lindleyanum is in the parentage, their sheaths tend to be like this.

Sometimes its more like a "pre sheath".
 

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I think it is a sheath.
-In phrag, I think the texture of the sheath is a little bit thinner than the real leaf, I don't think it is as shiny either. and if it does not turn convex out soon , you have a spike in the making.
 
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I'm not quite sure if "sheath" is a proper botanical term anyway. Anyone know if it's just a colloquial term used by slipper orchid people? It's just the bract of the inflorescence, correct? And, therefore just a modified leaf. So Zach, you have another leaf.
 
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