ID needed, funny grape

Monique Reed monique at bio.tamu.edu
Sun Jun 2 15:46:44 EST 1996


>>I was hiking on a downslope of Mt Higby in CT last weekend and came
>across a 
>>couple of strange looking items.
>>The item has the size and feel of a ripe, green grape. It has spots -
>dark 
>>brown or purple. The little piece of stem attached was woody. Inside,
>instead 
>>of finding fruit substance, there was a small pithy core about the
>size of a 
>>match head and it was held in place by numerous filaments extending
>out to the 
>>interior walls of this 'grape'.


My guess would be some sort of funky insect gall...

Monique Reed
































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