Adventitious roots are roots that grow from the shoot tissue and not the root tissue. These roots can be present underground or above the ground.
Adventitious roots are found in Angiosperms ranging from Xerophytes to Hydrophytes.
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What are plants with adventitious roots?
Air plants such as orchids and bromeliads have adventitious roots. The strangler fig tree has such a root. As a general description, adventitious roots are normally shallow, fibrous and matted in nature (as opposed to a tap-root system) and are normally characteristic of monocotyledonous plants. This is, however, a generalization as other plants also utilize this type of system where it is an advantage in order to ensure survival, such as many cactus species, which although are dicotyledonous, utilize and adventitious root system. Adventitious...
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What are main types of roots?
Adventitious roots, aerating roots, aerial roots, contractile roots, coarse roots, fine rootsm haustorial roots, propagative roots, proteoid roots, stilt roots, storage roots, structural roots, surface roots, and tuberous roots. ...