Green pod

Discussion in 'Fagaceae (beeches, oaks, etc.)' started by Ninthofmarch, May 23, 2021.

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    Ninthofmarch New Member

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    I saw these pointed green pods on the underside of a beech(?) tree in my nearby wood. Would anyone know what they are? IMG_20210523_132658.jpg
     

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    Fascinating, I’ve learnt something new. I think these were Mikiola fagi galls - they look more similar to the photos. We cracked one open and it was very hard, so difficult to tell if it was plant or animal ;) and it looked empty - I guess the larva was still tiny.
     

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