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ENY-2055: Galling Damage to Woody Ornamentals: Diagnosis and Potential Causes

Figure 8. Bud proliferation on a ligustrum sample. Sphaeropsis tumefaciens was cultured from the stems of this sample. Sap-feeding insects were also observed and caused the sooty mold apparent in the photo.

Credit: UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center, 2013