Monocot and dicot plants

Specify the major morphological differences between the monocot and dicot plants?




The main differentiation criteria between monocots and dicots consist of the following:

Number of cotyledons (seed leaf) within the seeds, one in the monocots and two in the dicots; pattern of the leaf veins, parallel within the monocots, reticulated within the dicots; multiplicity of petal number, multiples of three in the monocots, multiples of four or five in the dicots; position of the vascular bundles in stem, scattered within monocots, concentrically ringed within the dicots. Grasses, sugar cane, banana tree, orchids are the examples of monocots. Sunflowers, oaks and water lilies are the examples of dicots.

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