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Quercus, gall and rust

Observed: 1st October 2012 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Oak, gall
Oak, leaf rust

Tree growing at edge of mixed woodland path; host to gall and rust.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Oak (Quercus) interacts


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The "rust" seems to be a

The "rust" seems to be a number of Silk Button Galls, caused by a wasp - Neuroterus numismalis.

Robert Homan

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oak gall

I think the large gall is Biorhiza pallida (oak apple) and agree with RHoman abour "rust"

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Oak apple

Agree oak apple for the large gall. Would it not be useful to post the two galls separately for the records and comparing Ispot pics?

Jamie from Briantspuddle