Cone Gall - Causer unknown (Cone Gall)

Description

A hard woody 'lump' gall of varying shape, but often rather cone shaped and 3 or 4 cm in height. The growth sometimes appears to be directly attached to the twig or branch. More information can be found in the British Plant Gall Aidgap key of 2011 at the top of page 291.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found on many Salix species (Willows) and particularly prominent in the winter months.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Believed to be fairly frequent in Britain, but poorly recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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