witches’ broom on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius: witches' brooms

witches’ broom, Balloo © Ben van As

Cytisus scoparius: witches' broom

several together


from southern Italy a witches’ broom has been described by Marcone ao that at first reminded of these images. However, the Italian plants were diseased by a phytoplasma that much more severely damaged the plants and caused their death within a few years.


Marcone (2011a), Marcone, Ragozzino & Seemüller (1997a).

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