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This is a discussion on virus? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi, I bought this orchid ___ early this afternoon. The label reads: Trctn (Maureen x ...

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    Hi,
    I bought this orchid ___ early this afternoon. The label reads: Trctn (Maureen x Haematochilum um) Red Mule Ear type (I may have typed this wrong because I haven't learned how to read labels correctly yet). When I got home and checked the foliage closer, I noticed small black spots on some of the leaves that I failed to notice at the store. I am not familiar with this orchid and have not had experience with viruses, so I'm skeptical. Is the foliage coloration normal for this plant, or are the specks something I should be concerned about? If it's a virus or anything you think might spread to my other orchids, I'm going to take it back to the store. I would appreciate it if you will let me know if this is a problem or not.
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    Looks to me like it is damage from insects rather than a virus but I am a relatively new to keeping orchids so lets see what the more experienced growers say, it just doesnt look viral to me.

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    Thank you, Carrie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by playtime8978 View Post
    Looks to me like it is damage from insects rather than a virus but I am a relatively new to keeping orchids so lets see what the more experienced growers say, it just doesnt look viral to me.

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