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A horizontal underground stem is a ________.


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Rhizomes:

  1. Rhizomes are the underground parts of plants from which the parts growing above the ground develop.
  2. A rhizome grows perpendicular to the direction of the force of gravity, i.e. horizontally.
  3. They have auxiliary and apical buds which are brownish in color.
  4. Due to the storage of food, rhizomes are fleshy.
  5. Bamboo, banana, Venus flytrap, etc. have rhizomes.

Final answer: A horizontal underground stem is a rhizome.


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