Adnation

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The tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes adnata is named for its adnate leaf bases

Adnation in plants is the "union of unlike parts; organically united or fused with another dissimilar part, e.g. an ovary to a calyx tube, or stamens to petals".[1] This is in contrast to connation, the fusion of similar organs.[2][3]

The stamens of Primula vulgaris are adnate to the corolla

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little, R. John; Jones, C. Eugene, eds. (1980). A Dictionary of Botany. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. p. 9. ISBN 0-442-24169-0. 
  2. ^ Little, R. John; Jones, C. Eugene, eds. (1980). A Dictionary of Botany. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. p. 91. ISBN 0-442-24169-0. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Benjamin Daydon (1928). A Glossary of Botanic Terms with their Derivation and Accent (fourth ed.). London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. p. 89.