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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A gall on Camellia

Not a fungus - sorry - but a gall, Exobasidium camellinae, found on Camellia in Stradey Woods, Llanelli by one of the estate staff, Vince Somers-Yeates, who kindly forwarded me the photo below. I also recall Dr Philip Jones reporting a sighting from Laugharne back in 2006.


  1. Splendid. Why not a fungus --- galled by this fungus, E.camilliae. I keep looking but never find it. Was sent a specimen 2005 from close to Dylan Thomas 'shed' and Nigel and I looked at a garden in Swiss Valley where the owner had it --- I should look again to see if still present. This does not affect the shrub.

  2. Of course it is a fungus - my error. `Getting dafter by the day`!