A horizontal underground stem is a________

A horizontal underground stem is  a rhizome.

Rhizomes

Rhizomes are also called root stalks. They are the underground growth of plants from which the parts which grow above the ground develop. A rhizome usually grows perpendicular to the direction of the force of gravity, i.e. they grow horizontal.

Characteristics of rhizomes

  • These are non-green with distinct nodes and internodes.
  • There are auxiliary as well as apical buds. These are brownish.
  • The common types of rhizomes are fleshy due to the storage of food material.
  • The rhizome rootstock grows vertically upwards instead of horizontal.

Examples:

some examples of rhizomes

  1. Banana
  2. Alocasia indica

Was this answer helpful?

 
   

5 (1)

(1)
(1)

Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*

BOOK

Free Class

Ask
Question