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Epigeneium treacherianum syn. lyonii - colour breaking wirdo

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by piotrm, Apr 23, 2012.

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  1. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Well My first flowering on this plant, since I have it about one year. First the buds straight from begin occurs with some holes. Than the flowers developed misshaped more or less and with never seen before (?) colour breaking on this sp. IMG_1418b.JPG IMG_1414a.JPG IMG_1614.JPG IMG_1622.JPG IMG_1631.JPG
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    How disappointing! Is there dark streaking on the older leaves? Can you get it checked for virus? The other thing that comes to mind is thrips, but I don't know if they can cause that massive color break.
     
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    haha Marni I ma not as disappointed with colours, but shape yes... I had two thoughts virus or some chemicals... fungicide or insecticide I used... well if it survive I will see maybe next year...
     
  4. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Oh no! If I were you I would destroy that plant because those symptoms are classic of virus infection. If you are worried about not being able to find another plant of the species, you could set a selfing seed pod on the plant, and sow the seed via dry pod. However be sure to keep the plant dosed-up with systemic pesticide in the meantime to minimise virus transmission by insect vectors.