VIRUS - CYMBIDIUM MOSAIC: Can it Be Spread by Leaf Contact?

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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It is not spread by leaf contact but by insects and knives used to cut plants and flowers. A64-407
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VIRUS - CYMBIDIUM MOSAIC: "0" Type of Cymbidium Mosaic Virus On cattleyas it developed brown blotches on blooms days after they opened; see illus. of blotching in A70-310 for comparison; necrotic blotches are streak-like and more numerous at the base of sepals and petals; see also A70-397. A71-1102; A66-654+ 0
VIRUS - CYMBIDIUM MOSAIC: Insect Carriers No carrier of Cymbidium mosaic virus has been proven, but aphids and leaf hoppers, possibly scale insects and snails, are carriers of other virus. A66-55 0
VIRUS - CYMBIDIUM MOSAIC: Meristemming to Eliminate Cymbidium Mosaic Virus Careful selection of the portion of the meristem selected for propagation may result in virus-free tissue; the seed should be virus-free. A70-148 0
VIRUS - CYMBIDIUM MOSAIC: Virulence on Tools and Pots Cymbidium Mosaic Virus is virulent on pots for more than a year. A66-926 0

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