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Deformity or gall on a young casuarina tree. The growth was at the very top of the tree. Australia,Fall,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Deformity or gall on a young casuarina tree.

The growth was at the very top of the tree.

    comments (7)

  1. Omg, that's enormous! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy ,and it looks strange. Posted 6 days ago
  2. Great find Ernst.
    Also known as fasciation.
    It's usually caused by damage to the growing tip (including possibly genetic damage).
    Posted 7 days ago
    1. Those trees do have some amazing galls resembling flowers but this isn't gall.
      Here's similar growth on the same tree... http://hdpphd.blogspot.com/2014/09/fascinating-fasciation-and-other.html
      Posted 7 days ago
    2. Thank you Mark.I have had that image for a while and was never sure what to do with it. I am glad I uploaded it and surprise Mark Ridgway found some interesting writing about that. Posted 6 days ago
  3. Interesting! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks Christine and I am glad that I know now more about it. Posted 6 days ago

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Uploaded Oct 17, 2020. Captured Jun 3, 2017 20:28 in Mitchell River Walk, 21 Mitchell Port Rd, Bairnsdale VIC 3875, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/20.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO1600
  • 183mm