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Dj Leason
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Anyone know what shrub produces fruit as part of the leaf?
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Ben Johansen
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Whoa. Weird. Dyou have close-ups? It kinda looks like a parasitic gall, but I've never seen one so smooth before; usually galls stand out with an off color or texture.
 
Burra Maluca
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I thought parasitic gall, too. But my other half also asked if it might be a water plant of some sort. Some, like water hyacinths, apparently have 'floats' at the base of their leaves to stop them sinking.
 
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I really know little about plants, but thought maybe it was a tumor... So I looked up plant tumors, and I guess they are called galls (not all galls are caused by parasites--I learn something new everyday! ), and according to this website (http://waynesword.palomar.edu/pljuly99.htm--don't know how trustworthy), these gall/tumors can be smooth. So, maybe it is a tumor. I really wish I knew more about botany and could research more, but it's my bedtime. I did find this example of a smooth gall at the base of a leaf:
http://www.arizonensis.org/sonoran/fieldguide/plantae/celtis_reticulata.html





....But, part of me kind of hopes it's not a gall/tumor, so that this is appropriate:

 
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