Another name for multicostate venation is Reticulate venation
Reticulate venation is one of the types of classifications of vein patterns that are typically found in leaves. In this category, veins are interconnected to form a web-like network. It is one of the most popular vein formations in leaves and can be found in the leaves of rose bushes, oak trees and maple trees. These veins transport water and food from the leaves throughout different plant parts.
There are two other classifications of vein patterns namely – dichotomous and parallel.
- Dichotomous venation happens very rare compared to other classifications and has veins that branch off from one another
- Parallel venation is identified by veins running parallel to one another. For instance, venation observed in grass and Lillies