Apuch galls, Crataeva Minimize

   

April 2010. Galls were found on Apuch trees (Crataeva speciosa) on atolls in FSM. Has anyone seen such swellings before? No insects were found inside the galls. Where growing conditions were poor, the number of galls was higher, and the fruit production was low. 

There's a paper from India on C. religiosa which mentions floral galls induced by an insect (Dipteran). May be of some interest. The paper was attached and can be sighted at 7038 below.

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