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Rhizome: Quiz


Question 1: A stem tuber is a thickened part of a rhizome or ________ that has been enlarged for use as a storage organ.

Question 2: [1] In general, a tuber is high in starch, for example, the common ________, which is a modified stolon.

Question 3: A ________ is similar to a rhizome, but, unlike a rhizome, which is the main stem of the plant, a stolon sprouts from an existing stem, has long internodes, and generates new shoots at the end, e.g., the strawberry plant.

Question 4: Some plants have rhizomes that grow above ground or that lie at the soil surface, including some Iris species, and ________, whose spreading stems are rhizomes.
Flowering plantGymnospermFernEmbryophyte

Question 5: In ________, a rhizome (from Greek: ῥίζωμα, rhizoma, "root-stalk") is a characteristically horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes.
EcologyFlowering plantBiologyBotany

Question 6: Examples of plants that are propagated this way include hops, asparagus, ginger, irises, ________, Cannas, and sympodial orchids.
Flowering plantOphiopogon japonicusLily of the ValleyRose


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