What are these attatched under fig leaf?

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Date Photo Taken: 09/10/2013
Location: FL
Posted By: txjburd

Notes:

This is pic posted on FB for identification…. says 9b Fla

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Possibly black scale insect. http://m7.i.pbase.com/g1/38/700638/2/110753677.5AIofOwp.jpg

    September 11th, 2013 at 10:01 am
  2. Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    This used to drive me nuts, but believe it or not, it is call bird’s nest fungi that grows in the mulch and when the spore case is ripe, it explodes and shoots the black, seedlike, things all over cars, brick and the undersides of leaves.

    Check out:http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/Gardening-Handbook/PDF-files/GH-070–birds-nest-fungus.pdf

    September 20th, 2013 at 12:54 pm
  3. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    wow Linda! This had me completely flummoxed but your answer seems right on the head.
    Thanks for this and your other good posts!

    September 21st, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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