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Fungi or Galls

Posted by BrendaStr z8 LA (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 27, 05 at 15:16

I posted this picture in the tree forum but i found this forum so i'm going to put it in here. Does anybody know what this is? My sister found in a tree. She sent me this picture with these things and the leaves of the tree, but can't tell what it it or what kind of tree. Hope someone can help. Brenda
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RE: Fungi or Galls

  • Posted by ddot zn1/2 OR (My Page) on
    Mon, May 2, 05 at 3:20

Galls are formed by bugs( although sometimes fungi are included in the definition). Cut one open. If you see a beetle, larvae or adelgid it is a gall. Is the tree a laurel(California Bay or Oregon-myrtle), waxmyrtle (pacific Bayberry), or other? It could be as simple as a willow--of numerous spp. I can't tell. Aromatic when crushed? I'm wondering if there is a berry beneath that stuff. If so, cut open the berry as well. Is it ornamental or natural? What is it's habitat and what does its fruit look like? Let me know what you find out!! interesting!!!

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