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prop root

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A tree root that arises from the main stem and provides mechanical support to the plant. Buttress roots and stilt roots are prop roots.

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stilt root

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

A tree root that arises from the lower trunk and runs obliquely to the ground, providing additional support for the tree. Mangroves and certain palm trees (Arecaceae) have stilt roots....

See overview in Oxford Index