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Which of the following plants shows parallel venation?
  1. Potato
  2. Groundnut
  3. Pea plant
  4. Lily


Solution

The correct option is D Lily
Venation refers to the arrangement of veins and veinlets in the leaf lamina.

Parallel venation is a characteristic feature of monocots. In parallel venation, veins run parallel to each other. Lily plant is a monocot and it shows parallel venation.

Potato, groundnut and pea plants are dicots and they show reticulate venation. In reticulate venation, the veinlets form a network in the leaf lamina.

                 Parallel Venation

                 Reticulate Venation

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