- the abnormal transformation of a floral structure into a foliage leaf.
Origin of phyllody
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Examples from the Web for phyllody
Phyllody of the stamens happens less frequently than the corresponding condition in the neighbouring organs.
Some of the above are probably cases of mere virescence rather than of phyllody.
Many of these cases, and others that might be cited, are probably instances of frondescence or phyllody (see p. 241).