from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abnormal growth of hair-like structures caused on leaves by attacks of mites (Acarida), the latter generally, perhaps always, belonging to the genus Phytoptus. The erinea were formerly considered to constitute a genus of fungi.
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Mangalaus causes galls on the leaf called erineum and it was found on 'Indian cherry'
The mite with an average length of 200 microns (one micron is 1,000th of a millimetre) feeds on a leaf called erineum on the fragrant plant manjarack or Indian cherry.