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  Variegated Amorphophallus
From: "Chanrit Sinhabaedya" siamanthus at hotmail.com> on 2003.07.04 at 15:07:32(10375)
Hi all,

What do you think about these freak Amorphophallus?


The top-left one is Amorphophallus paeonifolius. The top-right is one of
Pseudodracontium but I don't know which one.
And last one is Amorphophallus sp.

Chanrit Sinhabaedya

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2003.07.04 at 15:32:30(10376)

As funny as it may seem but you have a serious virus problem there. It may
be restricted to the plants in focus but when they got it all at the same
moment, you have a viral agent in your surroundings that you better get rid
of (aphids? White fly?).


From: "zach" r2ot at charter.net> on 2003.07.06 at 19:56:57(10378)

how does a virus get into a plant?

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2003.07.22 at 14:49:20(10418)
Dear Chanrit,

I was out on a holiday, so I am a bit late in replying. Viral variegation is
usually streaky whereas true cellular variegation is often a mosaic or
chequers pattern or any really regular pattern (lines, bands etc. at regular
intervals). It is not always easy to distinguish both but in your plants I
highly suspect the viral kind. Get rid of them soon or they will infect
other plants via vectors like aphids and white flies. I have had the trouble
in my Typhoniums. One aphid invasion one year, half of the collection
infected with virus next season.......


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