false blossom[¦fȯls ′bläs·əm]
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.
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