bug larvae ID in Brunsvigia bulb?

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 13:31:58 PST
I am not so sure this is virus, though I am not claiming I would have kept
the bulb. Bulbs which have been badly damaged by frost, bacteria, fungi,
mechanical injury or even poisons may look sickly. If the basal plate, (or
fragments of it) survive, new bulbs often grow back quite healthy. A
Narcissus tazzetta did this for me after being turned to pulp by frost, The
leaf continued to grow then the top collapsed. two years later it is
growing again. A hybrid Hippeastrum collapsed similarly, I was amazed last
summer when a narcissus fly emerged, (straight into a spiders web on the
windowsill where I watched it die). Now it is three modest bulbs among the
surviving larger scales. Have you split the bulb vertically through the
basal plate?
Peter (UK)

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM, Ken <kjblack@pacbell.net> wrote:

> I recently dug and disposed of a 16-year old Brunsvigia josephinae bulb
> http://flickr.com/photos/amarguy/…
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/amarguy/6532478105/
> http://flickr.com/photos/amarguy/…

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