Answers to questions 1 what is a ligule where is it

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ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 1. What is a ligule? Where is it found in your specimen? Do you find it in both monocot and dicot leaves? Any taxonomic value? Ligule. (n.d.) defines a ligule as a structure which comes in a peculiar tongue-like outgrowth from the leaf surface near the leaf base. It is located in between the blade and the sheath of the leaves of the corn . Upon observation with the specimens, it was found out that ligules are only present among monocots. This structure is highly significant in identifying grasses , sugarcane
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as well as other monocots because of its different patterns and colors that can only be found once for every specimen. 2. Do you find compound leaves only in dicot? Why? No, compound leaves aren’t limited only in dicots rather they are also present in some monocot plants since it is a type of leaf with regards to its form which can be applied to both monocot and dicot. Palm trees and aroids are example of monocots that have compound leaves. (Bharathan, G., & Sinha, N. R. , 2001) 3. Is there a significance of compound leaves relative to strong winds? How about to leaf-eating animals? Justify your answer.
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