aerial root


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aerial root

n.
A root that develops from a location on a plant above the surface of the earth or water, as from a stem.
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aerial root

A root produced above soil level.
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He says that with the area's abundant natural resources, there is a big market for eco and adventure tourism on the Mekong river to experience limestone rocks, water rapids, endangered birds and flooded forests with aerial root trees.
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The mangrove trees catch sediment by their complex aerial root structure, thus functioning as land builders.
(Water runs down the sides of the trunk and gets into the plant's system because the trunk is an aerial root.) When you have water available, wet the ground as far out as the tips of the fronds.
Still today, mangrove forests with their distinctive stilt-like, aerial root systems line the estuarine edge of the Glades.
However, if they believe that there is little to be gained by keeping the ball tight among the forwards, then the ball will go back to O'Gara and he will take the aerial root and go for territory.
In the various army cantonments where I grew up, these provided a magical play space, with the aerial roots helping our imaginations to soar as we swung on them and imitated fictional characters such as Tarzan.
Physiological disturbance 'Burrknots'--Burrknots is a physiological disorder that causes the formation of aerial roots, which can occur both in the canopy cultivar and in the rootstock.
From a thick root it sends out aerial roots that climb the nearest tree.
The aerial roots of mangroves retain sediments and prevent erosion, while the roots, trunks, and canopy reduce the force of oncoming waves and storm surge, thus reducing flooding,' Wambui said.
You can feed your orchid fortnightly when it's in active growth, for example, when it's pushing up a new flower stem, developing buds or putting out new aerial roots (which shouldn't be pruned).

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