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Symplocos tinctoria

Symplocos tinctoria (L.) L'Hér.

Horse Sugar, Common Sweetleaf, Sweetleaf, Yellowwood, Wild Laurel

Symplocaceae (Sweetleaf Family)

USDA Symbol: SYTI



Symplocos tinctoria (Horse sugar) #46214

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: McIntosh
State: GA
Location Notes: Altamaha Wildlife Management Area. Buffalo Swamp Tract.
Accession date: 2015-09-21
Filename: A_C_IMG3854.JPG
Slide Index: 4544358067_bf51eb96a9_o.JPG
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Portrait
Shot: Close-up of a gall. Photographer's note: "Exobasidium symploci, flower gall. This was a difficult one to identify. It took me about an hour but I found an obscure reference. This gall is formed by the fungus, Exobasidium symploci. Galls form on the leaves, buds, and flowers of horse sugar. This one formed on a flower. The bottom of the gall has remnant flower parts. I noticed old galls from previous years so it is not detrimental to the shrub. Most of the horse sugar shrubs in the immediate area were infected."
Date Taken: 2010-04-06
NPIN Image Id: 46214

Image Verification

This image has been verified.
By: JAM
Date: 2015-09-18

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