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Catwheazle

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Fritillaria virus ?
« on: February 17, 2022, 07:06:50 PM »
A "stupid" question: Although I can hardly imagine that there are no viral diseases in Fritillaria, I didn't find anything useful in G****e. Are there any?
Background: My propelled F. meleagris, which I bought in the garden market, sometimes have (slightly) stunted flowers. If the suspicion of a virus is confirmed, I will certainly not put them in the garden after moving in. Plan B: I can pollinate and limit myself to as many seeds as possible. I think I know that the semen is virus-free. ... is that correct?

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Re: Fritillaria virus ?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2022, 07:45:16 PM »
Not allways. There is report of viruses transmitted through pollen.
What I read was in Lilium, but Fritillaria is not that far away.
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Axel
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Re: Fritillaria virus ?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2022, 07:47:39 PM »
sch...      :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Fritillaria virus ?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2022, 11:08:23 PM »
I think if you suspect virus then harvesting seeds is the best way to go, Bernd.  Yes, there is a small chance that  seed may be contaminated, but there  is a  good chance the  seedlings will be healthy.
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Re: Fritillaria virus ?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2022, 07:10:40 AM »
Here are pictures. Only the flowers are affected. There is definitely nothing unusual to be seen on the leaves etc.
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Bernd





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