C. formosanum - twin flower and virus symptoms

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Abgeschickt von Peter Corkhill am 18 April, 2000 um 15:46:22

This year one of my formosanum plants has a very strange "twin" flower with two blooms side by side from one bract. I think this is a rare phenomena and the plant has always flowered normally in the past. Last year in China we saw a twin flowered C. guttatum and I have been given a photograph of a twin flowered flavum taken in the wild some years ago. Bill Steele tells me that in the course of examining literally thousands of wild reginae flowers he has encountered one such twin flowered example.

Incidentally, I think this plant may also have a virus infection - note the marks on the leaves. I have shown the photograph to Barry Tattersall and he does think the plant is infected.