Callipygian Boll

4 Responses to “Callipygian Boll”

  1. 1 choose kindness February 10, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Not many opportunities to write ‘callipygian’–it’s all Greek to me 😉

  2. 2 Monica M February 11, 2023 at 11:12 am

    What’s in this boll?

    • 3 mthew February 12, 2023 at 8:31 am

      Just wood, usually. Unlike galls, they don’t harbor developing critters within. They can be taught of as tumors, irregular growths, often caused by viruses. Or, in the case of burls, they’re actually bud or root tissue growing in the “wrong” place.

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