What's invading these houseplants?

lizmJuly 19, 2010

hi, my friend is not a gardenweb member - she asked me to post these pictures. These threadlike objects/creatures have invaded her houseplants, and she has even found a cluster of them on her shower curtain! any ideas what they are? a fungus?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sallybowles/sets/72157624414246051/detail/

or

http://tinyurl.com/2a8dtt7

Thanks!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
birdsnblooms

At first I thought this weird-looking thing was a seed. I found a virus that looks similar called Crinivirus virion. Google the name. Toni

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 3:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I wouldn't worry too much about the companion fungi. Plants ignore, tolerate, and form symbiotic relationships with thousands and thousands of species of fungi, with only a few being detrimental. While we may not know what type of fungus it is, we do know it's not a virus. Viruses are much smaller even than bacteria, & an electron microscope is the tool of choice for observing them.

Al

    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 4:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Do you like Cineraria with larger flowers?
I love spring Cineraria. I love this too -
jujujojo_gw
Hawaiian Schefflera - 'Haircut' & Propagate
In this Forum, where I have been for only 1 week, I...
bobv2
Parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans) seeds, male vs. female
Though they bloom like crazy, this is the first time...
Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL
Diatomaceous Earth vs. Fired Clay in Gritty Mix
I've seen Napa Floor-Dry (8822), which is diatomaceous...
kwie2011
Advice for house plant --- very little sunshine, pics included
Would any of these plants work for a bedroom that gets...
bob131313
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™