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  Re: [aroid-l] Non-Aroid Question - Hibiscus Trouble
From: "Ron" ronlene at adelphia.net> on 2003.11.10 at 17:38:48(10795)
Hi Marc,
The problem you have is a recent introduction to this country. It's a
Midge genus Contarinia that shows the same symptoms that you are
describing. The larva enters the bud and distorts or kills the flower.
At present there is no cure for it. It affects hibiscus and many genera
of orchids. I suggest that you prune the branches back beyond the buds
and start again. A systemic soil drench may help. Ron Kessler

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