Ornithogalum--PBS TOW

IntarsiaCo@aol.com IntarsiaCo@aol.com
Mon, 02 Dec 2002 12:40:13 PST

This topic dovetails quite nicely with a current concern of mine, Ornithogalum mosaic virus and Lachenalia.

 I was wondering how common this virus is, and if it infects other Ornithogalum besides Ornithogalum thyrsoides?

 Where else does it occur besides South Africa and California? I believe Mary Sue lost a Lachenalia aloides selection and John Bryan mentioned it as a liability regarding the selection of bulbs for a public planting in South California. Veld and Flora recently noted the difficulty of maintaing clean Lachenalia breeding stocks in SA.


Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
Gaylordsville, CT 06755-0142
USDA Zone 5
Giant Schnauzer Rescue

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