Our ID Notes may contain important tips necessary for distinguishing this gall from similar galls and/or important information about the taxonomic status of this gall inducer.
Gallformers ID Notes
A globular axillary bud gall in new growth of Quercus macrocarpa. The gall is a pale white color but densely covered in an irregular network of purple-red striations broadly running toward the slight nipple at the apex.
Unless noted otherwise in the ID Notes, observations of this gall are collected in the Observation Field Gallformers Code with value q-macrocarpa-mottled-bud-gall on iNaturalist. You can view them here: