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Leaf Gall on Azalea and Camellia
Jacqueline Mullen, Austin Hagan
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Publication Date: 11/10/2003

Leaf gall is a common spring disease of azalea, rhododendron, and sansaqua camellia. Other plants reported susceptible to this fungal disease include leucothoe, Japanese andromeda, blueberries, and cranberries. The fungus Exobasidium vaccinii infects young leaves, blossoms, and sometimes young twigs or shoots. Infected plant tissues typically become swollen and appear as fleshy, soft, irregularly shaped galls.