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  Variegation in Anthuriums ?
From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2002.02.25 at 09:30:33(8219)
How common is variegation in Anthuriums ?
I ask this question as I recently saw the most stunning variegated'birds
nest' .
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From: "Celeste Whitlow" politicalamazon at charter.net> on 2002.02.26 at 08:11:29(8228)
Do adroid species get a type of mosaic virus? I had someone ask me
yesterday if they had a special "variegated" cymbidium. What they had was a
cymbidium with a heavy infestation of cymbidium mosaic virus.

--Celeste

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.02.26 at 13:50:30(8232)
Dear Celeste,

I was JUST about to reply to my friend Michael Pascall in Australia
concerning this 'varegated' Anthurium. I have seen a TRUE varigated bird`s
nest-type anthurium grown from seed by Don Bittel, it was entered in the IAS
shop in Miami several years ago. I have also seen birds nest Anthuriums
and another large leaf hybrid called 'Anth. lazaro' ex-tissue culture with
dasheen mosiac virus, the last two were in a Nursery near here in WPB, the
same nursery also had Philodendrons with it, and several other aroids all
demonstrating the distinctive symptoms. The owner would not get rid of
them, he thought them attractive!
I`m glad that someone was thinking the same as I was!
Cheers Michael!

Best Wishes,

Julius

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From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2002.03.02 at 16:16:06(8236)
In a message dated Tue, 26 Feb 2002 4:51:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Julius Boos" writes:

>
I have also seen birds nest Anthuriums
> and another large leaf hybrid called 'Anth. lazaro' ex-tissue culture with
> dasheen mosiac virus. The owner would not get rid of
> them, he thought them attractive!

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.03.03 at 09:27:22(8238)
In a message dated Tue, 26 Feb 2002 4:51:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
"Julius Boos" writes:

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From: "Celeste Whitlow" politicalamazon at charter.net> on 2002.03.03 at 14:32:15(8241)
The way I understand it, viruses in plants are vector borne. The vector for
transmission of virus is, as mentioned, often chewing-type insects. However,
another often overlooked route of virus transmission is the cutting done by
humans with tainted pruners.

So if one gets a plant with a virus, it is best to get rid of it
immediately. I think also that it would be wise for the near future, after
the plant was destroyed, to dip pruners or any other cutting instruments in
alcohol inbetween working with each plant.

I don't think there is a way to get rid of a virus in a plant. They don't
make a plant antiviral treatment, to my knowledge.

--Celeste

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.03.03 at 15:03:51(8243)
Correct, this is the same story that I have heard. The recomended
'treatment' for any aroid w/ this virus is to discard the infected plant.
Good hygene by disinfecting pruners will also keep you collection clear.
Remember at last IAS show in Miami (last Sept.) that there was an
Amorphophallus sp. that showed symptoms of the virus which we rejected for
the auction??

Julius

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From: "john s. smolowe" johnsmolowe at pacbell.net> on 2002.03.03 at 19:37:35(8244)
Do the various common variegated Philodendrons and Monstera harbor viruses? Ie
are they safe in my collection?

John Smolowe

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