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Last rites for virused Cattleya loddigesii

This is a discussion on Last rites for virused Cattleya loddigesii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Thanks Jason . This has got me kinda scared now . How would you know ...

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    Thanks Jason . This has got me kinda scared now . How would you know if it's spread to any of the others ? You said you didn't realise until the blooms opened

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post

    Some people may not have actually seen the horrors of a virused plant , or believed what virus could do.
    Not me!
    I feel sorry for your plant. I recently got rid of a beautiful C. warscewiczii v. sanderiana because of those nasty virus streakings. Maybe you remember my thread... you posted some messages there, too)
    Take care Geoff! I hope your shot of Scotch will help you! (I wonder if it is The Glenlivet? I would gladly join you, then)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
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    Some people may not have actually seen the horrors of a virused plant , or believed what virus could do. Here's one which has just gone to the bonfire. Cattleya loddigesii, growing on bark - was up to three leads this year, although I broke one off through my clumsiness ; flowered beautifully last year, with 4 (perfect) flowers or more per spike - it dropped a few buds this year, then shocked me, by opening so badly virused. Can't see any trace on the leaves - but those flowers.
    A good colour when it is uniform, but that streaking ... And deformation too.
    Enough to give any cattleya grower nightmares...
    Maybe Bruce will want to move this file to a special decontamination zone ? But fortunately virus can't be spread through cyberspace - you'd better hope.
    Mourn with me !
    Its really almost my bedtime - I think I'm going to take a shot of Scotch Malt to bed with me, to banish the cattleya blues.
    So sorry, Geoff. That really is a disappointment. I hope you get another one that is virus free.

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    Wow what a sad ending, that was one beautiful orchid but on the other hand I thank you for posting these pictures that one day will help someone identify a virus in the future. We leave and learn I always say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nataliwind View Post
    Not me!
    I feel sorry for your plant. : I hope your shot of Scotch will help you! (I wonder if it is The Glenlivet? I would gladly join you, then)
    I'm a Talisker man myself (The Talisker - the definite article quite necessary,I'm assured) - unless it's a present for Grandpa, in which case I try and look truly grateful whatever it says on the label.

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