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Cootamundra wattle galls

Description:

Some like thick flower buds and others like green globular growths with ridges, these galls were found on stalks on a Cootamundra wattle tree. Some of the galls had a furry growth (pic#5). Sections of the gall showed a fleshy centre with irregular chambers and white filamentous growth. I could not detect any live and moving "lodger" ..

Habitat:

Cootamundra wattle - Acacia baileyana

Notes:

This spotting has been placed under "plants" because I am not sure about the architect of these galls - fungus or wasp. Acacia trees are prone to attacks by both fungus and gall wasps. If anyone has more information about these very commonly seen galls on A.baileyana, please add a comment. Thanks. For information on this wattle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_bail...

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

3178, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 29, 2012
Submitted on Nov 2, 2012

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