Gummosis. - Cherries, Apricots, Acacias, and many other trees are apt to produce abnormal quantities of gum, which flows from any wound or exudes through cracks in the bark. Degeneration of the wood-cells, and especially of the cell-walls of a soft wood formed by abnormal activity of the cambium, points to its origin being due, in some cases at any rate, to a conversion of the cellulose, and fungi are sometimes found in the masses of gum; but beyond the fact that gummosis is a pathological phenomenon we know very little of the disease.
With regard to such gumming, it is significant how frequently pruned trees - Cherries, Oranges, Lemons, Plums, etc. - suffer.
Manna flux. - Certain trees, such as the Manna Ash, species of Tamarisk, etc., yield manna from wounds, and in some cases the latter are due to insects, e.g. Cicada.