Angelonia Flower Break Virus on angelonia flowers

Angelonia Flower Break Virus on angelonia flowers

This angelonia is infected with Angelonia Flower Break Virus (AnFB). It tested positive by serological testing by Agdia. Note the streaking on the flower petals. Infected plants have mottled leaves and can also be stunted. No insects or mites have been reported to spread angelonia flower break virus. This virus can be transmitted in plant sap and by the propagation of infected stock plants. It is not known to be seed transmitted. So far, it has been reported on angelonia, phlox, verbena and nemesia. There is no cure and virus infected plants should be discarded.

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