. In Mirabilis the roots are
- In Mirabilis the roots are tuberous. Tuberous roots are large, thick, and fleshy, with no definite shape, specialized for storing food.
- So, tuberous roots are thickened secondary roots formed near the base of the root and are common in the plants like dahlia, and sweet potatoes including Mirabilis.
- Conical roots, as the same suggests are conical shaped, stores food e.g., carrot, these are widest at the top and gradually tapers towards the bottom part. Thus, option B is incorrect.
- Epiphytic plants or the epiphytes are the plants that grow on another plant for support only, and are sometimes termed “air plants”. Epiphytes possess epiphytic roots e.g. Orchids.
- Nodulose roots, for example in ginger, are swollen at the apex part, because of the accumulation of food.
Hence, the correct answer is A (Tuberous roots).