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Re: Bacterial Fascination

This sounds like it might be a kind of "witches broom" disease.

Phil Bunch

>Hi from Southern California,
>    For years I have been fascinated by an occasional strange growth coming
>from my Regals and angels. This week at the San Diego Geranium society I
>learned the name for this aggressive, mutating growth. It generally starts
>the base of the plant, but surprising enough my Regal, Yarrabee Jane had it
>growing 4 inches up the stock from the soil line. I would say that out of a
>couple 200 to 500 pellies that this Bacterial Fascination will appear on a
>given plant. I have never seen this bacterial fascination on Zonals or
>let alone any species. How about the rest of you?
>    When this bacterial fascination appeared, I observed the growth. It was
>interesting yet, disturbing for it never has a good green chlorophyll leaf.
>The leaves start to grow fuzzy in a mass grouping. Then bursts out
>aggressively looking like something out of Star Wars and starts to take
>the plant. I would just cut it out and of course it would just come back
>because I wasn't aggressive enough to radiate the growth. So it seems that
>its like a cancer. Now, I remove as much of it as I can, if the plant is
>to me, like Yarrabee Jane is. The other day I went to check on this
>fascination and its starting up again. So once again I took on a more
>aggressive approach to remove this plant cancer. I used a sterile tool, and
>removed the growth by cutting deeper into the stem stock. Then I  washing
>my tool with alcohol and disposed the growth in the trash and not the
>    Where this bacterial fascination comes from is indeed a mystery, and
>it appears on selective random plants is also a mystery unto itself.
>     Anyone have any answers?
>    Cynthia Pardoe,
>Oh yes.....also, here is a peak preview of my web page:   <A
>HREF="http://members.aol.com/regalart/">Cynthia's Originals</A>  mind you
>under construction. Or try.......http://members.aol.com/regalart/

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