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  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 19 / 2013

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Athens

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    athens.project

Notes:

seeÊhttp://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/mystery-fruit/ Dr. Robert Wyatt, retire UGA Professor of Botany & Ecology, identifies the mystery ‘fruit’ as a gall! Some thought it a Bradford pear fruit, but as the picture shows, they are much smaller… Dr. Wyatt: “I think that they are oak galls, probably caused by Cynipid wasps. When I sectioned one it had none of the internal structure of a fruit such as a pome (i.e., a fruit like an apple or a pear). Moreover, the external surface lacked any evidence of floral partsÑnot even a stalk.

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