Variegated Clivia seedlings

Joshua Young
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:14:17 PDT

   Similar to the "Rembrandt" tulip cultivars that were grown for the beauty
but ignored of their sickness?

    Also, Chimeric tissue in plants meaning two sets of genetically
different cells or is it different?


   A friend of mine had a Hippeastrum papilio that threw out a variegated
pup, this bulb was tested for viral infection several times and was negative
and eventually reverted to a normal green plant in due time.  I had the same
variegation in Hippeastrum stylosum that was also free of viral infection
and would occasionally contain all green leaves.

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Alberto Castillo <
> wrote:

> Josh, there are a lot of Rhodea  cultivars from Ai that are evidently
> virused and people admire their "beauty". At least, Rohdeas are not bulbs
> and have nothing to do with  bulbs.
> A virus infecting an amaryllid is an "amaryllid virus" and the potential to
> impact on many years of work, expense and effort is dreadful.
> Chimeric tissue is what causes variegation in many plants, and this is not
> an infectious disease.
> >
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