Galls & Other Strange Structures on Juniperus Ashei

by Bob Harms ()
The images below were produced by direct scanning of J. ashei branches at 1200 dpi.

cedar gall or ovule
1. Is this an ovulate cone prior to separation of the surrounding scales?
cedar ov. cone?
2. Are these galls formed
together with an enlarged ovule?
cedar gall
A common gall found on J. Ashei
(scale in mm.)
3. What insect larva occupies it?
cedar shoot
4. Is this shoot the result of insect damage?
gall shoot?
5. Is this a gall or a shoot caused by insect damage?

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