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Re: Variegation in Anthuriums ?

  • Subject: Re: Variegation in Anthuriums ?
  • From: "Celeste Whitlow" <politicalamazon@charter.net>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 16:32:15 -0600 (CST)

The way I understand it, viruses in plants are vector borne.  The vector for
transmission of virus is, as mentioned, often chewing-type insects. However,
another often overlooked route of virus transmission is the cutting done by
humans with tainted pruners.

So if one gets a plant with a virus, it is best to get rid of it
immediately.  I think also that it would be wise for the near future, after
the plant was destroyed, to dip pruners or any other cutting instruments in
alcohol inbetween working with each plant.

I don't think there is a way to get rid of a virus in a plant.  They don't
make a plant antiviral treatment, to my knowledge.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: Variegation in Anthuriums ?

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <StellrJ@aol.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 7:16 PM
> Subject: Re: Variegation in Anthuriums ?
> In a message dated Tue, 26 Feb 2002  4:51:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com> writes:
> >
> I have also seen birds nest Anthuriums
> > and another large leaf hybrid called 'Anth. lazaro' ex-tissue culture
> > dasheen mosiac virus.   The owner would not get rid of
> > them, he thought them attractive!
> <<Do adroid species get a type of mosaic virus?   I had someone ask me
> > yesterday if they had a special "variegated" cymbidium.  What they had
> a
> > cymbidium with a heavy infestation of cymbidium mosaic virus.
> >>Is it not true that, in Tulips, all the "Rembrandt"-type, or
> varieties, have tulip mosaic virus?  This is why reputable nursuries tell
> you to keep broken-color tulips separate from solid colors.  If this is
> established in the tulip trade, what is the likelihood of the same
> in the aroid trade?
> Jason Hernandez
> Naturalist-at-Large<<
> In MOST cases I have observed of an Aroid that has contracted Dasheen
> virus the plant soon becomes weakened, the new leaves being produced that
> have the varigation caused by the virus begin to decline in size and shape
> (they deform), and pretty soon the plant becomes 'ugly'.    The virus is
> said to be transmitted by 'sucking insects', and in the greenhouses where
> observed these plants aphids and white fly were fairly common.
> I have seen a specimen of Xanthosoma cf. brazilense where the virus seemed
> to wax and wane, and the plant seems healthy now, which goes against the
> grain of reports that say that it can not be 'cured', though I must admit
> that I have done nothing to 'treat/cure' this plant.
> Julius

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