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Old 10-15-2019, 11:29 PM
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I bought an orchid while in Vietnam and itís the strangest orchid Iíve ever encountered. It has a large oval brown psudeobulb with what look like phal leaves. Then it has a thick almost wood like root (separate looking from its other roots) that connects it to another psudeobulb.

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:36 AM
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A Bulbophyllum, perhaps? It's difficult to tell from the limited photo. Of course a definitive ID to the species level would only be possible when it blooms. If you can maintain a mounted plant, this would probably love to be mounted. Otherwise, since it looks like it wants to ramble, a shallow pot with sphagnum might be good for potting. I would guess that it came from a humid environment - so it would want to be kept moist but not soggy.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:56 AM
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It looks and sounds like a bulbophyllum of some sort.

By the way, that isn't a root, but a rhizome.

I agree with Roberta on the care information.
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