Macro Moments Challenge: Week 6 – Galls

Macro Moments

Plant Galls on Red Campion – Puccinia arenariae

The fungi plant galls, P. arenariae, and P. behennis  look very much alike to the naked eye, but with a little practice you can split these two species in the field. The spores of P behennis are round so do not hold together and can easily be knocked out of the “pustules” with a pin or small stick. P arenariae with its long tailed spores holds together and cannot be knocked out.

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Author: Mick Talbot

Besotted with nature in all its wondrous formats.

3 thoughts on “Macro Moments Challenge: Week 6 – Galls”

  1. Incredible detail of gall. It reminds me my biology books. I think the picture of gall is more prominent than the picture I found at those books. Thank you for linking my post.

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    1. Plant Galls, an intriguing, and fascinating subject. to study, not for me though, to many causes, and lack of tools to facilitate/determine the culprit . The later, as you probably already know, covers all manner of Arthropoda, Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses and Acari.. As to what pathogens ether might carry and the problems they cause ,is a science in its own right. No, I’ll stick to photographing them, and if there is a Scientist out there who can identify any gall I put up I’ll be most thankful.

      Wishing you all the best and big THANK YOU for following my blog.


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      1. Yes, gall is an important subject of research. I had studied about gall. but, it was not my research topic. This photo of gall is so prominent and distinct that it can easily catch the eyes of any Gall-researcher.
        Welcome and pleased to meet you.

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