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Cherry Gall

Observed: 25th November 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cherry Gall
Cross-section
Description:

Round gall on a fallen oak leaf. There are many of these to be found in the woods.

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moremoth's picture

Cherry Gall

RHoman, I looked it up and of course you are right about that. Thanks.

Bill Welch

the_gate_latch_man's picture

What is it?

I have always wondered what these are. Can anyone elaborate please

Warren Goodall
Halifax

RHoman's picture

The gall is an excessive

The gall is an excessive amount of growth at a particular point on the plant, caused by the presence, in this case, of an insect larva. The larva stimulates the plant into producing an abundance of cells which provide the larva with a food supply and a fairly safe home.

Robert Homan