On 10/14/2010 03:55, STARSELL@aol.com wrote:
In a message dated 10/14/2010 3:39:14 P.M. Central Daylight
Time, Steve@ExoticRainforest.com writes:
This question is posted on
Garden Web at this link:
"I have been frequenting the
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class="iAs" target="_blank">Hippeastrum forum lately and there is a big scare going around with
Tobacco Mosaic Virus. I actually found two in my collection that have
it. My question is are there any aroids that are susceptible to this
virus? I am especially worried about amorphophallus species. I would
burn every hippeastrum I have to protect my amorphs. Thanks for any
I've never heard of this virus, can some
of you guys and gals fill us in on the details and potential dangers?
Oh, Steve - this is why many arboretums do not
allow public access.
It is also called "Tomato Mosaic Virus"
(ToMV). There is much
good published info on it.
If in doubt with regard to a plant having an
infection - please take it
to the lab within your County Agent's office.
Unless it is something exotic
they will diagnose for free in most cases.
This is an invaluable service.
A couple of good references:
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