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Sessile Oak

Observed: 24th July 2011 By: HildesviniHildesvini’s reputation in PlantsHildesvini’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

This young tree has lots of tiny undeveloped acorns but what are these?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Artichoke Gall (Andricus fecundator) interacts

Comments

Sarah West's picture

Galls are a plants reaction

Galls are a plants reaction to an external influence, for example, a gall wasp, a virus, mite, bacteria, fungi etc. They are amazing things and more information can be found at http://www.british-galls.org.uk/

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

markwilson's picture

tag

I am trying to get all UK plant gall postings in one place

see

http://www.ispotnature.org/projects/plant-galls

This will hopefully increase the "visibilty" to people interested in plant galls and increase identifcation/confirmation rates

There are cureently over 500 records collected

Could you please tag any plant gall records "plant gall" or "plant gall causer" - without speech marks

Thanks in anticipation - appologies if you get multiple requests as I am trawling through past records.

If you feel reasonably confident in your id why not go to "other observations and confirm them - Following Derek's advice - if you go here to get to the next record for the same species just go to the top left and click next

Thanks

Mark Wilson