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What is this on an azalea?

The texture is spongy and I wondered if it is fungal.




Hi Sbg. I know this very well! There are several agents as I am sure you know that can cause galls on different plants. Animals such as Weevils, Flies, Moths, Sawflies, Mites, Eelworms and Bacteria. This one though is a fungus called Azalea Leaf Gall.

10 Jul, 2010


Just looked this up about it.

10 Jul, 2010


thanks fractal Never thought of it as being a gall. but certainly fungal in texture. I will have a read.

well it says to remove them before they turn white. oops too late. But I will remove them tomorrow.
very interesting
thanks fractal.

10 Jul, 2010


Wow, reading all these answers to questions reveals amazing facts. This site is certainly addictive as well as informative!

11 Jul, 2010

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