Exobasidium symploci, flower gall, on Symplocos tinctoria, Altamaha Wildlife Management Area, Buffalo Swamp Tract, McIntosh County, Georgia 2
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This was a difficult one to identify. It took me about an hour but I found an obscure reference. This gall is formed by the fungus, Exobasidium symploci. Galls form on the leaves, buds, and flowers of horse sugar: plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SYTI This one formed on a flower. The bottom of the gall has remnant flower parts. I noticed old galls from previous years so it is not detrimental to the shrub. Most of the horse sugar shrubs in the immediate area were infected. For more information, read page 5 of this document: www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/C3C28B35-6F94-4986-8BDA-...


title Exobasidium symploci, flower gall, on Symplocos tinctoria, Altamaha Wildlife Management Area, Buffalo Swamp Tract, McIntosh County, Georgia 2
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