GENERAL HORTICULTURE LABORATORY
Lab 2: Recognition of Plant Structures
CLASSIFICATION OF FRUIT
Root Classification Based on Origin
primary roots that developed as a continuation of the radicle of the embryo (seedling roots.) Purselane secondary roots arising
from a pre-existing root, also called a lateral or branched root.
Purselane adventitious roots arising from other than their normal place of origin. Peperomia
taproot a primary root that persists and remains the dominant root. Weed fibrous all roots of approximately equal length and thickness. Grass storage
a root modified for storage.
a primary root that develops thickened storage tissue (usually the cortex).
a secondary or lateral root that developes thickened storage tissue (usually the cortex) Sweet Potato
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