Lily bulb making dozens of stems
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:04:17 PDT
Perhaps Rhodococcus fascians which causes similar effects in broad leaf plants?  

See this:… 

in Portland, Oregon

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From: Paige Woodward <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 9:54 pm
Subject: Re: [pbs] Lily bulb making dozens of stems

Hello, Gene. 

This looks like a version of fasciation, no? Caused hypothetically by the 
interplay of temperature, light and nutrition; the problem is always to repeat 
the interplay in a lab. And no one says there's only one formula. 

... I send this flippant response because I have encountered fasciation several 
times in my garden lilies; they all returned to their traditional form a year 
later; and when I tried to recreate fasciation by simple manipulations, I 

Fasciation is complex but it does appear that your lilies are in its temporary 


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