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Problem with paph

This is a discussion on Problem with paph within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello to everyone. Does anyone can tell from the pictures what kind of fungi/virus I'm ...

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    Default Problem with paph

    Hello to everyone.

    Does anyone can tell from the pictures what kind of fungi/virus I'm dealing and suggest remedies? Thank you
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    kind of looks like spider mite or what they call false spider mite, are you spraying for insects? If you agree spray in the cool of the evening and use 1 tsp. dish soap with a miticide

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    I don't see on this Paph any spider mites

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    I look one more time and have not found any mites on this paph

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    Perhaps it is the rust fungus? Fungus caused by high humidity without sufficient air movement. Be sure this paph orchid is getting plenty of air circulation and treat with a fungicide.

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    Bruce, forgot to mention, I have two 20" fans working 24/7 and rotating air, so air movement not a problem in my greenhouse. Thanks

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    Actually STB was right, I was following suggestion from Mr. Tom Harper, orchid grower with 40 years of experience and judge from Atlanta Center of AOS and ran little test with piece of white tissue moistened and dragged across the leaves. The red stain and little dots were actual mites. Any preferences on miticide? Thanks

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    Are these jungle collected plants ? I have noticed that some of my jungle collected paphs showing the same symptoms nut newer leaves produced later while in cultivation do not show these blemishes.

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    Classic textbook Mite damage !! Good diagnosis CTB.

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    Looks like a fugus to me. I had a spot of something similar on a paph leaf--I cut off the affected leaf and sprayed with fungicide. That seems to have taken care of it.

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