Orchid

Key warning symptoms:

  • Spots
  • Ringspots
  • Mosaic

The two most common orchid viruses, Cymbidium mosaic virus and Odontoglossum ringspot virus, are spread by humans, when propagating plants or cutting flowers. Both viruses are very stable and can survive for a long time on hands, cutting tools and other surfaces. Aphids and thrips can spread other viruses that frequently infect orchids.

Viral symptoms in orchids vary greatly from cultivar to cultivar, and even from plant to plant. Some typical symptoms on leaves include brown, black or yellow spots or streaks; ringspots and mosaic patterns. Some symptoms that may be evident on flowers are distorted shapes, brown streaks and color break.

Orchid Screen (9 tests)

Pathogen

Symbol

Format

Carnation mottle virus CarMV ELISA
Cucumber mosaic virus CMV ELISA
Cymbidium mosaic virus CymMV ELISA
Cymbidium ringspot virus CymRSV ELISA
Impatiens necrotic spot virus INSV ELISA
Odontoglossum ringspot virus ORSV ELISA
Potyvirus group test POTY ELISA
Tomato ringspot virus ToRSV ELISA
Tomato spotted wilt virus TSWV ELISA

 

Pricing for Standard Screen

Cost of first sample in shipment = $114.00

Approximate cost of each additional sample in shipment = $25.00

Other tests available for orchid are:

Pathogen

Symbol

Format

Carlavirus group test Carla PCR
Nepovirus group test Nepo PCR
Plantago asiatica mosaic virus PlAMV ELISA
Potyvirus group test POTY 2 PCR
Tobamovirus group test Tobamo PCR
Tospovirus group test Tospo PCR