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Eastern Oregon carnivores in 2006

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A more advanced case:
In more developed cases, additional glandular leaflike structures developed. I am not sure whether it is more appropriate to say the androecium and gynoecium (i.e. anthers and ovary) were transformed into leaves, or to just describe this as a case where the plant abandoned the production of floral structures and consider these to be adventitious leaves.

Ooh, look, this set of glandular leaves has even been capturing prey. For example, you can see a hairy leg hanging out from the leaves in the lower left. There are also some shiny bluish prey items in the masses of leaves.

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005