Galled again!

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Jane Schnee, who purchased a beautiful bit of scrub along Barber Street in Sebastian for conservation, took Judy Gersony, Gayle Lafferty, and me for a Saturday scrub stroll. We saw scrub jays and more, including an ear-like gall growing on coastplain staggerbush (Lyonia fruticosa) …

Exobasidium vaccinni likely is the name of the fungus that causes this eye-catching gall, which can be rather red
exobasidium-on-lyonia-fruticosa
Galls can be quite grand, especially to cecidologists, biologists who study galls produced by fungi, insects, mites …

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