Please help identify this fungus

BeyerIII beyeriii at aol.com.mkb.com
Fri Nov 30 04:34:38 EST 2001


>> Hello,
>> 
>> I came across this unusual fungus in South Florida, if it is not too much
>> trouble, please help me identify it.
>> 
>> http://community.webshots.com/album/26025440JrnGhHMuJF
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> Malcolm Beyer
>> BeyerIII at aol.com
>
>My initial reaction is some kind of leaf gall growing on what appears
>to be a myrtle. What _is_ it growing on, btw?
>
>Daniel B. Wheeler
>www.oregonwhitetruffles.com
>
>

The plant has been identified as Gallberry with a Exobasidium infection.

It amazes me how much a parasite 
can affect the growth of a plant.

Thank you all for the help,
Keller Beyer




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