Class 12 Biology Reproduction Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants



Endosperm of Areca /betel nut is

(a)
Tetraploid
(b)
Soft
(c)
Smooth
(d)
Ruminate
Correct answer: (d) 
Solution: 

The Areca is hard, but can be cut with a knife, and then exhibits a marbled interior (ruminate endosperm), dark brown lines alternating with opal-white portions. Ruminate endosperm in the Palms (Arecaceae). It is  the condition in which the endosperm is dissected by in-growths of the seed coat, is a common condition in the palms. So, the correct answer is 'Ruminate'.


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