false blossom

false blossom

[¦fȯls ′bläs·əm]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of the cranberry caused by Exobasidium oxycocci; erect flower buds are formed which produce malformed flowers that set no fruit. Also known as rosebloom.
A similar virus disease of the cranberry transmitted by the leafhopper, Scleroracus vaccinii. Also known as Wisconsin false blossom.