Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Taphrina pruni: Pocket Plum galls

The photo here is from Hainault Forest's website which shows many other examples of galls caused by various agents including fungi, insects etc.

Genus: Taphrina
Family: Taphrinaceae
Order: Taphrinales

Taphrina pruni transforms the ovaries of plums into hollow galls without a stone - hence the name 'Pocket Plum'.

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