Well, it looks kinda like this:
*sigh* this is what's left of my little Angcm. didieri. I just replanted it about 2 weeks ago. Looking back at it now, I realize I planted it way too deep, which probably contributed to its demise. To give some perspective on how fast this stuff can happen: I watered it Wed (Jan 16) and it was perfectly fine. Today, I was quickly looking over the plant shelves, and saw what I thought might be a sun shadow on the top leaf of this plant. Nope, not a shadow, it was this:
gah! So I picked it up off the shelf, and this happened:
I dumped a whole bunch of hydrogen peroxide down into what's left of the crown and crossed my fingers. It's most probably a goner. I'm not sure if angraecoids are known to grow basal growths if the crown of the original growth is damaged, but I guess I'll find out. *sigh*
Moral of the story: just when you think things are going well (I had a new species phal open its first flower today too), something bad happens.
UPDATE 1/23: It didn't make it. By the next day, it had lost all of its leaves and there wasn't a speck of green left anywhere on the plant. No sense in trying to save it at that point, so it got pitched. Very sad.