Plumules are generally the part of a seed embryo. It is a bud-like or a small portion of the plant embryo giving rise to the first true leaves, especially above the cotyledons and is grown into a plant giving rise to several leaves, branches, flowers, and seeds.
Plumule is the part of the seed embryo, which develops into the shoot after the germination of seeds. It is a shoot tip, with a small bud-like or a small portion of the plant embryo. It is also called a baby plant or a new plant arising from the seed embryo. Plumules give rise to a new plant.
Function of plumules
- Plumule is the part of the embryo, which helps in the development of the shoot system, comprising of stem, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds.
- Plumule produces food for the growing embryonic plant through the biological process of photosynthesis.