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**CRY** Potinara Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' and a lesson!!

This is a discussion on **CRY** Potinara Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' and a lesson!! within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Okay. I've had this plant for two years now. It was a bag baby mericlone ...

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    Default **CRY** Potinara Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' and a lesson!!

    Okay. I've had this plant for two years now. It was a bag baby mericlone from a big box store. The flower picture was taken two weeks ago. When it opened, my heart stank. I instantly thought virus on this one. I was right. I sent a sample off, and it was confirmed. CMV!

    The plant is uber healthy and shows no sign of distress. However, I put it out in full sun and it's pretty cripsy now and won't be infecting anyone anytime soon. I'm just wondering if a whole bunch of these got infected in the mericloning process.


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    Other than mess up the flowers...what else does the virus do? Will it eventually kill the plant?

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    Eventually..might or might not. I didn't want it to hang around though and infect my other floofies even though I practice good cultural technique.


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    Other than mess up the flowers...what else does the virus do? Will it eventually kill the plant?

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    awww, sorry to hear about that Clint... it's such a shame and how unfortunate that these nasties (virus) plague our hobby... hopefully, you may be able to find another of these sans problem.

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    hi clint,
    im also sorry to hear...
    but in a way, the virus gave it an interesting coloration, probably for the last time.

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    Ouch ... so sorry, Clint. Hope your other plants are healthy.
    Can CMV affect all orchid genuses or some more than others?

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    it's incredible. Pity.

    only the flowers showed the problem? No other signs in the leaves, pseudo-bulbs or roots?

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    Nothing. Attached is a picture of the quarantined plant when it first bloomed on my kitchen table. Not as much as a black mark, a yellow spot or anything anywhere..that's why it was such a heart-breaking surprise. It grew vigorously, the buds aren't malformed or twisted..just a shocker. Tie dyed floofy catts are no good!!







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    it's incredible. Pity.

    only the flowers showed the problem? No other signs in the leaves, pseudo-bulbs or roots?

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    I know Phals, Cymbs, Oncids, Catts and Dends get it. I'm not sure if Paphs are susceptible to any virii.


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    Ouch ... so sorry, Clint. Hope your other plants are healthy.
    Can CMV affect all orchid genuses or some more than others?

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    so sorry Clint.

    BTW tell me what the best way to dispose of a plant with this problem. is true that should be burned?

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