from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fungus belonging to the genus Gymnosporangium.
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These enervated old standbys are hellish to dig up, are actually TREES not shrubs, and are culprits in the egregious cedar-apple rust cycle.
Unfortunately, crabapples are host to a multitude of pathogens, such as canker, blackspot, cedar-apple rust, and dreaded fireblight.
Godfrey ate only one cedar-apple, but was at once taken very sick, and his friends believed that he had been poisoned by the emir.
G. juniperi-virginianae is a pathogenic fungus that causes cedar-apple rust; its ballistospores are discharged from the surface of orange gelatinous horns that emerge from galls that develop on various juniper species.