Biorhiza mellea n. sp.
Quercus obtusiloba [stellata]
Galls — Small, brownish yellow, globular galls, occurring separately or in clusters of three or more together, on the upper surface of the leaf, attached by a slender point and easily detached. Externally they are covered with minute warty, pubescent dots; internally they are fleshy, but when fully matured are of a more or less cellular consistency and shrivel in drying. Diameter .10 to .15 inch. They fall to the ground and mature in the sand and fallen debris.
Described from eight specimens reared in February. Occurs on Q. parvifolia [chapmanii?]”
- William Ashmead: (1887) On The Cynipidous Galls of Florida©