Viruses common in bulbophyllum?
User Name

Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Viruses common in bulbophyllum?
Many perks!



Fauna Top Sites
Old 01-01-2023, 06:48 AM
Orchidaceae33_36 Orchidaceae33_36 is offline
Jr. Member

Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: North Devon, UK
Posts: 14
Viruses common in bulbophyllum? Male
Question Viruses common in bulbophyllum?

Hello everyone,

So I only grow bulbophyllums, they are my favorite genus, but recently I've been worried about viruses that might be hiding in my collection. Are there any viruses that are common in bulbophyllum?

Thank you
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2023, 06:30 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 10,801
Viruses common in bulbophyllum? Female

I don't think that Bulbophyllums are any more susceptible to viruses than other orchids. The only way to be certain (either positive or negative) is to test. I don't know the availability of test kits in the UK... there is a company in Taiwan, Rega that sells these and ships internationally. But their minimum order is 50. So a significant investment. One can't tell if a plant is virused by looking, but if a plant is infected, it is likely weakened. So if a plant is not thriving, that could be one indicator but there are many other reasons for a plant to not thrive. Other diseases, insects/mites, or cultural problems... an endless list. My advice would be to simply observe your orchids. If you have one that isn't thriving, separate it from the others. Whether it's disease or infestation of any sort, you don't want to spread it. Utilize good hygiene when repotting.(Sterile tools, clean surfaces, hand washing or gloves, etc) And then don't worry about it. If your plants look healthy, they probably are.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids (Visit my back yard)

See what orchid species are blooming in Southern California(New page for March 2023)
Reply With Quote


bulbophyllum, collection, common, viruses, worried

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamiami show 2023 Bela Vista (Brazil) plant list Ben_in_North_FLA Beginner Discussion 2 11-14-2022 10:44 AM
Redlands orchid festival Oct7/8/9 vendor list Ben_in_North_FLA Beginner Discussion 15 09-24-2022 09:54 AM
My humble grow list :) disalover Bulbophyllum Alliance 6 12-16-2015 03:19 AM
Finished an inventory of my orchids. Kevin_PR Outdoor Gardening 23 03-03-2015 04:40 PM
What viruses affect the Bulbophyllum Genus? Ross Robinson Bulbophyllum Alliance 11 09-21-2008 04:54 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:02 AM.

© 2007
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.