Galls are abnormal growths on plants and fungi induced by another species, living in or on the host, which causes the cells to enlarge or multiply abnormally to create food and shelter for the gall-causer.

Leicestershire and Rutland Resources

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Useful Websites and Publications


British Plant Gall Society web site


British Plant Galls keys [Redfern, Shirley & Bloxham 2011] - one of the Aidgap series.

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Recording Schemes

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