lindafrew wrote: Hi. You are doing great and you're funny and informative, but I just don't think we've hit it on the head yet. I do know some about butterfly cocoons and such and it's nothing like that. It doesn't look like the roots of an Oxalis, as photographed in this thread. I'm a Dorstenia lover myself and don't see it as being of that genus. Never seen a fuzzy Dorstenia before. So far, the closest thing I've seen is a Pseudolithos (but I know that can't be it). That plant does not have the fuzz and it's much thicker and bumpier (unless my "thing" grew tall due to deprivation of natural sunlight). Tell ya' what I'm going to do... I'm going to dig it up and take a photo of the whole thing later today.