. What is phylloclade


A: Modification of stem for support

B: Modification of root for storage

C: Modification of leaves to reduce transpiration

D: None of the above

Best Answer

Explanation :

In most of the xerophytes, the stem is modified to perform photosynthesis. And this modified stem is known as Phylloclade.

It is a type of adaptation that plants of arid and dry regions adapt to survive the extreme condition.

 Example of phylloclade - Opuntia 

phylloclade

Fig : Optunia (phylloclade)

Final Answer :

Hence, the correct option is A, i.e. Modification of stem for support.

 

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