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Azalea leaf and flower gall

Azalea leaf and flower gall, caused by Exobasidium vaccinii, infects new leaf and flower buds forming swollen galls which may have a white dusting of spores in early infections, later turning brown and hard.

For more information on diagnosis, hosts, and management follow the link to the Online Guide to Plant Disease Control.

Partially galled azalea leaf
Exobasidium leaf gall
More fully formed leaf gall
Exobasidium leaf gall
Single leaf infection
Exobasidium leaf gall
More leaf infections
Exobasidium leaf infections
More pronounced galls
Exobasidium leaf gall
Healthy leaves near galled leaves
healthy leaves near galled leaves
Fully formed galls
Exobasidium leaf galls
Partially galled leaves
Exobasidium leaf galls

Older gall with white sporulation
Older gall with white sporulation
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