Collection location: Walton Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]
Who: Joan Knapp (PucaK)
Notes: Galls on branches (9mage #1) and trunks (images #2, #3) of young Loblolly pines (Pinus taeda) appear as swollen ‘Fusiform’ or spindle-shaped areas up to six inches long. Bark has expanded with areas of orange (aecia) beneath. These orange bodies are hard until the spores mature, at which time the bodies rupture (image #1), releasing large quantities of orange aeciospores (image #5).
Trees are 6-7 years old, in an open field.
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