Parasite on Red Bushwillow

Parasite on Red Bushwillow

Observation - Parasite on Red Bushwillow - Southern Africa. Description: These unusual growths don't look like phyllody or a disturbance of the host's own growth caused by Phytoplasma (or galls caused mites or wasps). I'm guessing these growths are parasitic plants?

These unusual growths don't look like phyllody or a disturbance of the host's own growth caused by Phytoplasma (or galls caused mites or wasps). I'm guessing these growths are parasitic plants?