> From: RevWCw at aol_com
> Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 17:04:00 -0500
> Subject: Re: H. difformis
> I posted this question before, but didn't get any response, soooo, I'll try
> again. I'm puzzled by the growth habit of my h. difformis. It grows up from
> the substrate about 2 inches, then parallel to the gravel for an inch or so,
> then up to the surface again. This makes for some very interesting S-shaped
> stems, though it is not quite what I was hoping for. Any explanations?
> Bill Cwirla
> Hacienda Heights, CA
The only thing I can think of that would cause this growth pattern would
be shading from above. Are there any plants or leaves near the surface?
Huntington Beach Orchids