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02-11-2005, 06:09 PM
I have been digging these soft round white things out of my garden in the last couple of weeks and I have no idea what they are. I am hoping to impose upon the knowledge of the members of this site to solve this mystery. Here are two photos to give some idea. The offending object is about the size of a 5 cent peice.
I chopped it in half so all can see whats in it:
Please help if you can.........I dont know if they are friend or foe. :oops:
Cheers Mrs Mac :roll:
02-11-2005, 06:21 PM
You reckon you got problems Mrs Mac!!! My floor is sweating!!!!!!!!!!!
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Buggered if I know what they are! Initially I was going to say onion grass bulbs, but nope, that's not right. Someone'll know, you watch :D
From the second pic you could name them and market them as miniature golden butter cabbages. :D
02-11-2005, 06:33 PM
Were they close to the surface?
02-11-2005, 06:40 PM
Yes close to the surface. Inside is gooey, as though it was an egg or something. At first I thought they were lizard eggs, or even puffball mushrooms. But it doesnt look like either once you cut them open. I have had a problem with lantana on our property and vege garden could this be a ryzone of lantana? :? :?:
02-11-2005, 08:56 PM
How strange they look! From the outside like a tuber, but soft and gooey inside...but there looks to be a vegetative structure there, 4 radial axis, and a pattern of growth, they don't smell do they? Because the only thing other than plant, would be a fungus, but it's like nothing that I have seen before. Are they associated with any plants above ground? Are they connected to roots? Do they have a 'top' & 'bottom' to the structure? Because it reminds me of a bulb, but as to what type ...?...
You could possibly take them to a nursery where someone who is trained in horticulture could have a look, if you don't get any luck here that is!
Am curious to know what it is now.
Hope you fnd out,
02-11-2005, 08:59 PM
Oh, and I've never seen a bulb like that on lantana, too weird that it is soft like an egg.....but it could be some kind of root gall maybe?
03-11-2005, 03:29 AM
it looks like a seed of some sort to me. Is that a piece of stem poking out?
03-11-2005, 07:07 AM
Hey Mrs Mac,
COuld you maybe take a photo of it next to a five cent piece..?
I remember something similar in Timor. But even then we have no idea what they where..
I'm interested to know the same as the other cats, Do they smell ?
At first, I thought it might be a sack of some sort with eggs in side and the little bit that is poking up would have been where it was attached to the female laying the eggs.. As to what sort of bug ???????? / maybe a spider, and the sacks have gone bad..
How many have you picked ? we talking like 10 over the 2 weeks or 50 or more...
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