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Cymbidium Mosaic Virus

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    Default Cymbidium Mosaic Virus

    Something about the streaking on these leaves seems familiar to me. Is this Cymb. Mosaic Virus (potexvirus) and if so, is there anything short of destroying the plant that I can do?
    Thanks for the help
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    Nope. It's fungal. I'd almost bet my green thumb on it.

    This is Cymbidium mosiac virus..note the circular patterns:


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    Thank you, thank you. I can take care of a fungal infection.

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    Certainly could be fungal, but being that you live on the Gulf Coast and sun is usually plentiful...could it be sunburn? Don't know where you grow your cymbidiums....
    Fertilizer burn usually hits the tips of the leaves

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    You are onto something. It could be a secondary fungal infection caused from too much light burning the tissue. The tissue becomes week from the sunburn and more prone to infection.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerdoc5968 View Post
    Certainly could be fungal, but being that you live on the Gulf Coast and sun is usually plentiful...could it be sunburn? Don't know where you grow your cymbidiums....
    Fertilizer burn usually hits the tips of the leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerdoc5968 View Post
    Certainly could be fungal, but being that you live on the Gulf Coast and sun is usually plentiful...could it be sunburn? Don't know where you grow your cymbidiums....
    Fertilizer burn usually hits the tips of the leaves
    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    You are onto something. It could be a secondary fungal infection caused from too much light burning the tissue. The tissue becomes week from the sunburn and more prone to infection.
    You're both absolutely right. I had this baby out in the full sun and about 2 week ago moved it to a morning sun position. I bet that's what happened. At least I hope so. After your first post Clint I treated it with Physan, so we'll see what happens. Thank you both for your help.
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    The other thing about infectious processes whether in humans or plants....they STINK! and are ususally wet...sunburn is dry and crisp and doesn't smell foul.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerdoc5968 View Post
    The other thing about infectious processes whether in humans or plants....they STINK! and are ususally wet...sunburn is dry and crisp and doesn't smell foul.....
    Very true.

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