Plant Galls

Plant galls are out-growths of plants caused by other organisms living within the plant's tissues. They may be caused by insects, fungi or other organisms.

The YNU plant gall recorder is Mr Tom Higginbottom, 5 Spennithorpe Road, Skellow, Doncaster, DN6 8PF. Tel: 01302 725978.  E-mail:

This section holds several hundred records, which are also passed to the British Plant Gall Society.


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