Q. 13

Rhizome of ginger is like the roots of other plants that grows underground. Despite this fact ginger is a stem and not a root. Justify.

Answer :

Rhizome is an underground stem which grows parallel to the soil surface. The adventitious root arises from the lower surface of nodes.

Ginger is a stem not a root because it posses nodes and internodes which are not possessed by the roots.

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