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Growth on Camellia

Observed: 19th July 2009 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
camellia growth
Description:

20cm long growth seemingly coming from the bud of an otherwise healthy Camellia bush. Is it a gall of some sort? Or a virus? Or a fungus?

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Exobasidium camelliae

Redfern and Shirley key out a fungus gall on Camellia, described as "leaves greatly enlarged and thickened".

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camellia fungus

This appeared to be from a fruit or flower rather than a leaf...

Bob Ford