_S. psittacina_ problem

From: tierney wayne (hybrid_t@hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Jan 23 1999 - 19:18:17 PST

Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 19:18:17 PST
From: "tierney wayne" <hybrid_t@hotmail.com>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg205$foo@default>
Subject: _S. psittacina_ problem

Hi everyone,
I have a problem I'm hoping someone can help me with; I've never found a
reference to it in any literature. I've had a S. psittacina plant for
several years, and it was growing fine until last spring. Then, it
didn't produce any normal traps, just these long thin upright leaves
with little nodules at the end which never opened into a trap. They were
very weak and would pull right off. By the end of the summer I had
gotten frustrated with it and I cut off all the growth, but it grew back
just the same. I'm hoping to figure out what caused this before I run
into this problem this spring!
Oh, I also have an S. purpurea which is doing the same sort of thing to
a lesser degree, also producing normal traps. These plants are in
different places but both receive good sun, so I don't think it's a
problem with the light, and I've never observed any insect pests. I'm
worried that it's a virus.
If anyone has any ideas or has had the same experience, I would love to
hear about it!

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