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Finally! My Julius is in spike. Two of them! This was one of the first Paph. hybrids I bought and I've always had high hopes for it. The cross is rothschildianum 'Rex' x lowii 'Burma Beauty'

 
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Oh, this should be interesting! Nice and happy looking to.:cool:
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I'm bored, and it's too quiet around here today, so here's an updated photo.

Anyone know what causes buds to have that little beak-like shape to the ends? Is that normal? My Phrag. Apple Pie does it too. Hasn't impacted the blooming but I was sort of curious when I saw the Julius.

 

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i think it's when the grower is a witch. she's a witch!
no, i dunno....
 
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Egg tooth
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An egg tooth is a small protuberance on the beak or nose of vertebrates that are hatched from eggs, i.e., birds and reptiles and also some orchid plants. Some lizards and snakes develop a true tooth that is shed after use; birds and other reptiles generally develop an analogous epidermal horn that is reabsorbed or falls off, the orchid egg tooth is a sign of cultural happiness. Both varieties of egg tooth assist in the breaking or tearing of the eggshell, a process known as pipping.
 

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Heather said:
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Anyone know what causes buds to have that little beak-like shape to the ends? Is that normal? My Phrag. Apple Pie does it too. Hasn't impacted the blooming but I was sort of curious when I saw the Julius.
No it's you. :poke:
 

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Finally decided to try taking this photo with the MH light off. Definitely got better results. I'm very pleased with this first blooming. Though I have been annoyed with the slowness to mature, I think it was worth the wait!

 

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