Observer

Species

Unidentified

Tags / Aspects

Description

Mountain Hickory Wattle Leaf Gall
Several leaves of this young acacia shrub had circular to oval patches of thickened, firm, raised growths with brown encrustation on their pale convex surfaces (pics 1 to 3). The growths were concave on the underside with a outer circle of similar brown crust (pic 4). These patches did not occur in any particular part of the leaf - some involved the mid vein and others anywhere on the leaf lamina. A dissection of one of these structures revealed just thick tough plant tissue.
Spotted on young Mountain Hickory Wattle ( Acacia obliquinervia) shrubs on Mt Donna Buang (1250 masl)
Architect of gall unknown.

Date & Time

2015-02-09 03:42 PM [Melbourne]

Location

-37.704654 , 145.680309 : 1214.859 m

Near Warburton VIC 3799, Australia

Discussion




NS Observation No. 54EACDDAED2A89EF270005E3
Created 2015-02-23 05:51 PM (about 4 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2015-02-23 05:56 PM (about 4 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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