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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

[Science Form 3] Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative reproduction is an asexual reproduction that produces a new plant from a certain part of a parent plant without involving seeds.

Rhizome
Stem that grows under the ground; rhizome contains stored food.
Eg: Lalang, tumeric, ginger

Leaf
A small bud is produced at the part of a leaf that is able to develop into a new plant.
Eg: Bryopyllum, begonia, aloe vera

Tuber
Underground stem with a swollen end; tuber contains food.
Eg: Potato

Stem
Some plants reproduce through the stem that has several buds.
Eg: Tapioca, sugar cane, rose plant

Runner
Stem that creeps on the surface of the ground; nodes on the stem will produce buds.
Eg: Grass, sweet potato

Bulb
Consists the layer of swollen fleshy leaves; a bud grows to become a new plant.
Eg: Shallot, lily plant

Corm
A swollen stem with buds that grow upright under the ground.
Eg: Yam

Sucker
A young plant grows from a short stem in the ground.
Eg: Banana tree, bamboo tree

3 comments:

  1. terima kasih sangat cikgu, kalau boleh, tolong cikgu post kertas-kertas model pmr untuk kami buat sedikit ulang kaji.thanks

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  2. tq.
    It is very useful and easy to remember.

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  3. Thanks alot. Btw , I thought sweet potato reproduce by the roots?

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