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Los Amigos Jungle Cucumbers - Figure 4

Module by: John Janovec. E-mail the author

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Figure 1(a) (Gulei_feminfl4.jpg)Figure 1(b) (Gulei3fr.jpg)

The ovaries of the female Gurania flowers are inferior, that is, they develop beneath the flower rather than inside of it. On the right is an immature fruit, cut in half longitudinally. You can see the resemblance to a cucumber. Some ants (seen on the central flower) like the taste of Gurania nectar.

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