Orchids forum: Uh-oh!

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Apr 1, 2011 9:45 AM CST
Look at the patterns on the Schom. superbiens. Is this mosaic virus? I've never seen it before.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 1, 2011 2:13 PM CST

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I really hope I don't tell you anything wrong -
I see this type of pattern forming only on very new and tender growth on this plant when it is subjected to hard downpours. It never spreads and the leaves stay on the plant. Flowers do not show any signs of virus either. I always thought it was mechanical.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Apr 1, 2011 2:15 PM CST
That's a relief!! The plant is no longer taking window space so it might be getting "downpours" from me now that it sits lower. It also may have always been there but I can see it now that it's lower!

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