The Woolly Gall of the Water Oak. Cynips q. turnerii n. sp.
Galls. — Globular, woolly galls, the size of an oxheart cherry, attached to the aments of Quercus aquatica [nigra]. Externally covered with dense, fine, rather long wool, white at first, but becoming rusty with age; internally consisting of numerous, triangular seed-like kernels, each kernel containing two cells. Length of kernel .12 inch. Diameter of gall one-half inch.
Described from three bred specimens which issued from galls April 28th. This interesting gall, I take pleasure in naming after my friend Dr. R. S. Turner of Fort George, Florida, who was the first to bring me specimens. I have, however, since found it quite abundant on several trees in Jacksonville.”
- William Ashmead: (1887) On The Cynipidous Galls of Florida©