Unformatted text preview: Some examples of vines are: • English Ivy • Boston Ivy • Virginia Creeper • Tropical lianas • Common bindweed Clinging roots of Vines and Lianas Tendrils Tendrils can be modified stems or leaves that are used to cling by coiling around the support structure. Most tendrils are pressure sensitive and show differential growth of the cells of the tendril to achieve the coiling. The direction of the coiling is also regulated. Some examples of plants that have tendrils are: • Peas (modified leaves) • Grapes (modified stems) Pea tendrils Grape tendrils...
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- Fall '09
- Plant morphology, Vitaceae, woody vines, Tendril, significant support tissue