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Gall on leaf

Observed: 14th July 2012 By: coloursofmemorycoloursofmemory’s reputation in Plantscoloursofmemory’s reputation in Plantscoloursofmemory’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Single gall ( I assume this is what it is) found on leaf.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fig Gall (Tetraneura ulmi) interacts

Comments

RHoman's picture

Plant

To have a fighting chance of identifying the gall causer it is pretty important to know what plant is involved.

Robert Homan

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Gall on leaf

It's on a hazel tree.

RHoman's picture

Do you have a picture of the

Do you have a picture of the whole leaf? There are no galls like the one shown here on Hazel.

Robert Homan

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ID of tree

In response to comment received, I went back to have another look at this tree. As suggested, it is not a hazel: could it be some sort of elm? (most of the English elms had gone before I learned to identify them). I've added a whole leaf photo and one showing the leaf configuration with very its short stem. The leaves are stiffer and more sand papery than those of a hazel. The shrub is about 10ft tall, and has been chopped back repeatedly (not by me!) as part of a hedge so has no discernible shape.

Several of the leaves are now sickly yellow and crumpled looking. Is this anything to do with the gall (which now has a little 'doorway' chewed in one side).